Can you translate Icelandic? Neither can we! Thankfully, the guys over at IO9 did the hard work for us! Apparently this comes from a Icelandic news service that I’m pretty sure if I typed out the name it would just look like I randomly smacked my keyboard.
I think the thing that gets me most excited is that H.R. Ginger is creating a “big peice for me” as Scott put it.
Man, Oh man, I can’t wait to see how this movie keeps developing! Hopefully we’ll start to see some set pieces and some pictures as they start doing the filming in Iceland. I won’t get my hopes up though, I’m pretty sure a lot of information on this movie will be kept under lock and key.
- The article’s translated title is “Origins of aliens in Iceland”
- They are filming about 12-15 mins of on screen footage for the film on location near the “Hekla” volcano on the south coast of Iceland.
- The scenes that that are being filmed will be primarily be in the beginning of the film and involve the creation of the world. (It is kinda hard translating the “creation of the world” sentence but it might also imply the creation and/or origin of the Space Jockeys’ first engineering attempts…or their homeplanet/home base… kind of vague but the direct translation is “world.”)
- Production facilities have been set up near Hekla volcano and it currently has around 200 employees, around 100 of them Icelandic.
- They did look at other locations including the Mojave Desert but ultimately decided that the “rough and pristine” landscape near Hekla was the ideal spot and would suit the location and the atmosphere perfectly.
- H.R Giger has been involved form the start and is working on (translated quote) “… a big piece for me on this film.”
- Ridley drops this as well (translated quote): “It will not be a direct link to the Alien movies but around the third act, you will start to see some relations/connections. I could explain to you how this scene plays out but that would be a shame. We go back in time, not forward.”
- Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pierce, Logan Marshall-Green, Kate Dickie and Sean Harris are confimed for the movie and Ridley mentions that Noomi, Charlize, Michael, Idris, and Logan will be on location.