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Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner (1982)


Country: USA
Language: English, Cantonese, German, Japanese, Hungarian, Arabic
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi , Thriller
Director: Ridley Scott
Screenplay: Hampton Fancher, David Peoples, Philip K. Dick (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)
Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos
Filming dates: 9 March – 10 June, 6 July, 12 October 1981
Realease date: 25 June 1982


Filming locations:

United States of America

  • California
    • Los Angeles
      • Bradbury Building – 304 S. Broadway, Downtown (Sebastian’s home)
      • Ennis-Brown House – 2607 Glendower Avenue, Los Feliz (Deckard’s apartment)
      • 2nd Street Tunnel between Hill and Figueroa
      • Million Dollar Theatre – 307 S. Broadway, Downtown
      • Union Station – 800 N. Alameda Street, Downtown (Police Station where Deckard is told he must return to duty)
      • Pan Am building, 253 S. Broadway, Downtown (Interior/Exterior Yukon Hotel)
      • Bonaventure Hotel, 404 South Figueroa Street (cylindrical towers)
    • Burbank
      • New York Street, Warner Brothers Burbank Studios – 4000 Warner Boulevard (futuristic street scenes)
      • Stage 24, Stage 25, Stage 4, Warner Brothers Burbank Studios – 4000 Warner Boulevard (studio)

United Kingdom

  • England
    • London (Leon’s bathroom)
    • Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey (studio)

Blade Runner (1982) trailer on IMDb

Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus (2012)


Country: USA, UK
Language: English, Scottish Gaelic
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director: Ridley Scott
Screenplay: Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof
Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce
Filming dates: 21 March – 23 June 2011, 11-23 July 2011, 26 September – 8 October 2011
Release date: 11 April 2012


Filming locations:

Canada

  • Pinewood Toronto Studios, Toronto, Ontario (studio)

Iceland

Jordan

  • Wadi Rum

Spain

  • Ciudad de la Luz (audiovisual complex: water tank, nearby beach), Alicante, Valenciana (water scenes)

United Kingdom

  • England
    • Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey (studio)
    • Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath (studio)
  • Scotland
    • Fort William, Glen Coe, Highland (pick-up scenes)
    • The Storr, Isle of Skye (pick-up scenes)
    • Rannoch Moor, Highland (pick-up scenes)

Dettifoss, Iceland

Prometheus (2012) trailer on IMDb

Prometheus (2012) opening scene (YouTube)

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

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

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