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Die Another Day (2002)

Die Another Day (2002)


Country: UK, USA
Language: English, Korean,  Cantonese, Spanish, German, Icelandic, Italian, Arabic
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director: Lee Tamahori
Screenplay: Ian Fleming, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike, Toby Stephens, Rick Yune, Judi Dench, John Cleese, Michael Madsen, Will Yun Lee
Filming dates: 14 January – July 2002
Premiere: 11 November 2002


Filming locations:

Finland

Iceland

Norway

  • Vestlandet (Western Norway)
    • Sogn og Fjordane (environs: Ice Palace, ice car chase – additional filming)
      • Jostedal Glacier National Park, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane (environs: Ice Palace, ice car chase – additional filming)
  • Spitsbergen, Svalbard (ice cliffs – plate for CGI)

South Korea

Spain

  • Andalucía
    • Cádiz
      • Avenida Duque de Nájera, Puerta de La Caleta (Cuba)
      • Castillo de Santa Catalina (James Bond has a mojito drink with Jinx in Havana/Isla Los Organos, Cuba)
      • La Playa de la Caleta (Jinx’s beach in Cuba)
      • Campo del Sur (James Bond arrives in Cuba)
      • San Fernando (a road in Cuba)
      • La Caleta (Cuba)
      • El Balneario de La Palma y del Real, Avenida Duque de Nájera (James Bond’s hotel in Havana)
      • Castillo de San Sebastián, Avenida Duque de Nájera, Puerta de La Caleta (Cuban DNA Replacement Clinic – Jinx jumps backwards)

United Kingdom

  • England
    • London
      • Westminster
        • Buckingham Palace (exteriors: Gustave Grave’s parachute jump – in front of the palace)
        • Green Park (exteriors: Gustave Grave’s parachute jump – in front of the palace)
        • Houses of Parliament
        • Big Ben, Houses of Parliament
        • Westminster Bridge (Exterior: Vauxhall Cross railway station entrance, South end security booth)
      • Hackney
        • Kingsland House, Stoke Newington Road (interiors: cigar factory, Cuba)
        • Simpson House – 92 Stoke Newington Road (interiors: cigar factory, Cuba)
      • Vauxhall
        • Vauxhall Cross – 85 Albert Embankment (MI6 Headquarters – M’s Office)
        • SIS Headquarters – 85 Albert Embankment (MI6 Headquarters – M’s Office)
      • The Reform Club, Pall Mall, St. James’s (interiors: Blades Club Lobby)
      • London Heathrow Airport, London Borough of Hillingdon
      • River Thames
    • Buckinghamshire
      • Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath (studio, interiors: Ice Palace)
      • Pinewood Studios (Backlot, S Stage), Iver Heath (studio, opening sequence – hovercraft chase, interiors: Q’ workshop – archive storage, Ice palace set)
    • Cornwall
      • The Eden Project, St Austell (interiors: diamond mine in Iceland )
      • Holywell Bay, Newquay (opening sequence – Pukch’ong Coast, North Korea – beach scene – near Newquay)
    • Gloucestershire
      • Bourton-on-the-Water (ice car chase) 
      • Rissington Airfield, RAF Little Rissington (environs: Ice Palace, ice car chase – additional filming)
      • Upper Rissington (ice car chase – additional filming)
    • Hampshire
      • Hawley Woods, Farnborough (Korean Demilitarized Zone Bridge)
      • Eelmoor Tank Driving Range, Aldershot (opening sequence – hovercraft chase)
      • Army Driving Training Area, Aldershot (opening sequence – hovercraft chase/Bond handed over by North Koreans)
      • RAF Odiham (USA Army Command Bunker, Korea DMZ)
      • Aldershot (opening sequence – hovercraft chase)
    • Leavesden Studios, Leavesden, Hertfordshire (studio)
    • Kent
      • RAF Manston (Airbase North Korea)
      • London Manston Airport (Antonov cargo plane scenes)
    • Norfolk
      • Deepdale Farm, Burnham Deepdale (North Korean paddy fields; cars land in Korean paddy fields and Bond & Jinx fly by in military helicopter)
      • RAF Marham, King’s Lynn (exteriors-airbase)
    • Chinnor Cement Works, Chinnor, Oxfordshire (opening sequence – hovercraft chase – final stages)
  • Wales
    • Penbryn Beach, Penbryn, Cardigan (Bond and Jinx love scene at beach-house ending)

United States of America

  • Hawaii
    • Jaws, Peahi Beach, Maui (opening sequence – surfing scene: Pukch’ong Coast, North Korea)
    • North Shore, Maui (opening sequence – surfing scene: Pukch’ong Coast, North Korea)

Jökulsárlón – Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

Die Another Day (2002) trailer on IMDb

Oblivion (2013)

Oblivion (2013)


Country: USA
Language: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Screenplay: Karl Gajdusek, Michael Arndt
Stars: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Filming dates: 12 March – 14 July 2012
Release date: 26 March 2013


Filming locations:

Iceland

United States of America

  • California
    • Black’s Pond, June Lake (lake and the cottage)
    • Mammoth Lakes
  • Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge (scavs HQ)
      • Raleigh Studios Baton Rouge, Celtic Media Centre, Baton Rouge (studio: drone in the scavs HQ)
      • Celtic Media Centre, Baton Rouge (studio)
    • New Orleans
    • St. Francisville
  • New York
    • Empire State Building, Manhattan, New York City (meeting with Julia before the war)
    • New York City
  • Haleakalä volcano, Haleakalä National Park, Maui, Hawaii (sky and clouds views from the Sky Tower)

Dettifoss, Iceland

Oblivion (2013) trailer on IMDb

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)


Country: USA, UK
Language: English, Spanish, Icelandic
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Director: Ben Stiller
Screenplay: Steve Conrad, James Thurber
Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley MacLaine
Premiere: 5 October 2013


Filming locations:

Canada

  • British Columbia (location)

Greenland

  • Kangerlussuaq (airport scene)

Iceland

  • Western Region
    • Grundarfjörður  (port where Erkigsnek docks)
    • Stykkishólmur (‘Greenland’ bar and helicopter take off town)
    • Geirabakari Kaffihus, Borgarnes (Papa John’s Geirabakarí Kaffihus)
  • Southern Region
  • Eastern Region
    • Höfn (Nuuk-Greenland Airport)
    • Seyðisfjarðarvegur (Road 93), Seydisfjordur (longboarding sequence)
  • Vatnajökull National Park (Himalayas and Afghanistan scenes)

 United States of America

  • Los Angeles, California
  • New York City, New York
    • Time-Life Building, Manhattan (LIFE Offices)
    • Central Park (skateboarding scene)

Skógafoss waterfall, Iceland

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) trailer on IMDb

Batman Begins (2005)

Batman Begins (2005)


Country: USA, UK
Language: English, Mandarin
Genre: Action, Adventure
Director: Christopher Nolan
Screenplay: Bob Kane, David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer
Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Mark Boone Junior, Linus Roache
Filming dates: 3 March – 17 September 2004
Premiere: 31 May 2005


Filming locations:

Iceland

United Kingdom

  • England
    • London
      • Senate House, University College London, Bloomsbury (Gotham City courthouse: exterior)
      • George Farmiloe Building – 28-36 St John Street, Clerkenwell (Police HQ)
      • National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill (Arkham Asylum)
      • St. Pancras Chambers, St. Pancras Station, St. Pancras (Arkham Asylum Stairwell)
      • Abbey Mills Pumping Stations, Mill Meads (Arkham’s interiors)
      • ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock (tumbler testing scene)
      • Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs
    • Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire (Wayne Manor)
    • Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury, Essex (Bhutanese prison)
    • Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
    • Knebworth House, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
    • Cardington Airship Hangars, Bedfordshire (studio, slum-district of “the Narrows”, the feet of the monorails)
    • Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey (studio)

United States of America

  • Illinois
    • Chicago
      • Chicago Board of Trade – 141 W. Jackson Blvd., The Loop, Downtown (Wayne Corp. building)
      • LaSalle Street, The Loop, Downtown (monorail scene)
      • Lower Wacker Drive, Downtown (batmobile chase)
      • Franklin-Orleans Street Bridge (Narrows drawbridge)
    • Waukegan
  • New York City, New York

Skaftafell, Iceland
Öræfajökull, Vatnajökull, Iceland

Batman Begins (2005) trailer on IMDb

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thor: The Dark World (2013)


Country: USA
Language: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director: Alan Taylor
Screenplay: Christopher L. Yost, Christopher Markus
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård, Alice Krige
Premiere: 22 October 2013


Filming locations:

Iceland

Norway

  • Lofoten islands (Asgard: aerial view)

United Kingdom

  • England
    • London
      • Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
      • Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, West Kensington (Police station)
      • OXO Tower, South Bank, Lambeth (restaurant date scene)
      • Ironmonger Lane (Natalie Portman is driving narrow London street)
      • Charing Cross Underground Station, Charing Cross
      • Wembley
      • Borough Market, Southwark
      • Hayes, Hillingdon
    • Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
    • EMI, Blyth Road, Hayes, Middlesex
    • Surrey
      • Bourne Woods, Farnham
      • Shepperton Studios, Shepperton
      • Longcross Studios, Chobham Lane, Longcross

Skógafoss waterfall, Iceland
Skeiðarársandur from Skaftafell, Iceland

Thor: The Dark World (2013) trailer on IMDb