The big budget movie Promethius, directed by Ridley Scott, will be partly filmed in Iceland next month.
The Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is in the new film and will be in Iceland for the week-long shoot, Visir.is reported.
The extent of the shoot is expected to be similar to when Lara Croft was being filmed at the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon about ten years ago. Over 350 people were involved in that shoot.
Among the other big names who will accompany the crew to Iceland are the Australian actor Guy Pearce, who is best known for his roles in Memento, L.A. Confidential and the King’s Speech. Noomi Rapace is also expected to renew her bonds with Iceland from previous visits. Rapace made her film acting début in the Icelandic Viking movie Shadow of the Raven 13 years ago. She made her name internationally, however, in the Millennium trilogy based on the books of Stieg Larsson.
The Promethius production manager, Sam Breckman, has holed himself up at the Reykjavik headquarters of True North Productions; a company with great experience of filming, and helping others to film, in Iceland.
Breckman is himself no Iceland novice and a prolific figure in Hollywood. In 2005 he worked with Chris Nolan when he filmed several scenes for Batman Begins on the Svinafellsjokull glacier in Iceland.
True North is not directly the source of the news and is keeping absolutely silent about the Promethius project and what it involves.