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"The landscapes are surreal — practically of another world"

  • From a scene in Oblivion with Tom Cruise. Filmed in Iceland 2012.

Los Angeles Times covers Iceland's popularity in Hollywood. Iceland has starred as a biblical landscape in 'Noah,' as Siberia and an alien planet.

Los Angeles Times has published a big feature on the popularity of Iceland as a location for major film productions.

In the one-year period from mid-2011 to mid-2012, four major Hollywood productions were at least partially filmed in Iceland. These are the just premiered Noha, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Oblivion and Prometheus.

The production team and actors of the massively popular HBO series The Game of Thrones have already been twice to Iceland. The landscape standing in for the part of Westeros that lies north of the Wall. Iceland's nature will be widely featured in the just started season four of the series.

According to the article in the Los Angeles Times the production team of director Darren Aronofsky's Noah considered other location options for the film but when they visited Iceland Noah found its port of call.

"The landscapes are surreal — practically of another world," said Scott Franklin, Aronofsky's longtime producing partner.

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