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TFA Shooting might be headed to Iceland

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by TheBBP, Mar 22, 2014.

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  1. Ganger

    Ganger Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Man, we need news . . .[face_sigh]
     
  2. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    Is it too much to ask for a lightsaber duel in front of icelandic geysers?
     
  3. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    That would be fun.
     
  4. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    So much for Disney's so-called "original story."

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  5. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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  6. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Great. You win. Since you have been warned in multiple forums over the past several weeks about actively provoking other users I have little choice but to remind you to stop trolling our boards, looking for opportunities to stir up drama, or we can debate who has a higher intellect from the geographical location known as the Unban Request forum. At this point, all you seem interested in contributing are unnecessary arguments and derailed threads. Congrats on winning a semantics-based debate about Tunisia's relationship to California. Now, discuss the topic or I'll help you log off.
     
  7. jedijax

    jedijax Force Ghost star 6

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    Speaking of Iceland, wasn't there a rumor of a character named Bjork (or maybe it was Bjonk) in TPM?

    Gee-there's a connection and we didn't even know it!
     
  8. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    The dark side is strong in this forums.
     
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  9. WatTamborWoo

    WatTamborWoo Jedi Master star 3

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    That looks like Norway rather than Iceland to me.:p
     
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  10. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    But it's called ICEland!!! And they are shooting in a land full of ICE!!! :p
     
  11. plaidphoenix

    plaidphoenix Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm looking at some of these landscape images and I'm thinking that Iceland could be just as important to at least Episode VII as the landscape of New Zealand was to filming LOTR.
     
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  12. Chaos123x

    Chaos123x Jedi Knight star 2

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    I don't think it's Hoth I mean isn't Ice Land green and Green Land is ice?

    Thought Ice Land had all types of weird hot springs and mud pits that sort of look like a alien world.
     
  13. DarkGingerJedi

    DarkGingerJedi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It really does look like something out of an old fable, doesn't it. I'd love for a 1/3 of the film to be centered here.

    Man. I really want to go there some day.
     
  14. jedijax

    jedijax Force Ghost star 6

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    This thread delivers. It's like Groundhog Day all over again in each post.

    Btw, are there groundhogs in Iceland?
     
  15. Darth_Articulate

    Darth_Articulate Jedi Master star 4

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    Just as an entertaining aside: Iceland and Greenland aren't the only two phenomena that should switch names:
    -Driveways are where people park and parkways are where people drive
    -Cars take shipments and ships take cargo
    -There are two public Junior High Schools in Manchester, NH: Parkside, which is by a hill, and Hillside, which is by a park.
    -And if we take nicknames of the last two Star Wars Episode Subtitles, "Empire" prominently features the head Jedi, and "Jedi" prominently features the head Imperial

    Ok, continue on...
     
  16. RobShanti

    RobShanti Jedi Master star 4

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    And let's not forget that before being assassinated, Lincoln was in Monroe, Maryland, while Kennedy was in Marilyn Monroe...wait, that doesn't work...

    Anyway, I was thinking that maybe one of the reasons "the green country of Iceland" was chosen was for its aurora borealis, which would give it an otherworldly look. But then again, I suppose that's something that could always be added in with CGI later.

    My guess is with a previous post, that in addition to the beautiful green landscapes and striking topography, it's probably cheaper to film there and such...money is always a big incentive to everything.
     
  17. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Porg of New Films & Fan Films star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Björk

    *shudders*
     
  18. plaidphoenix

    plaidphoenix Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I don't know if it's cheaper to film in Iceland. While I'm sure Iceland is providing incentives for them to do any work there, according to this list, http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/rankings_by_country.jsp (which I won't claim to be completely scientific) it's more expensive to live in Iceland then in the US or the UK.
     
  19. Mystery Roach

    Mystery Roach Force Ghost star 4

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    Expensive to live and expensive to film are two very different things. As you say, some countries provide incentives to film there which make a big difference in production costs.
     
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  20. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    I was just making a joke :p


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  21. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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    No need for special effects with the incredible natural effects.
     
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  22. PiettsHat

    PiettsHat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Here's some more for you guys:

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  23. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Getting a Dathomir/Nightsister vibe from those pictures.
     
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  24. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Wow, I never knew how beautiful Iceland is. It should make for one gorgeous planet. Can't wait to see it.
     
  25. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    It would be obscene if they found one, brief location they were interested in shooting... after we sift through all of these gorgeous pics of the potential available in Iceland, the scene(s) will only take advantage of a patch of grass or a visually interesting wall or some other such wonderfully ironic scenarios. :p
     
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