A much-loved Icelandic children’s film is getting a Hollywood remake, and filming is expected in Iceland for the latest Marvel Comics movie.
“I am really, really excited about this and it is really significant for the film to have the producer of Boyhood with us,” says Erlingur Jack Guðmundsson, one of the producers for the American remake of Benjamín Dúfa (1995). “She read the film script and was fascinated by the story; found it realistic and particularly touching.”
Erlingur is working with Oscar-winner Cathleen Sutherland and Susan Kirr, who produced The Tree of Life. The film remake is written and directed by Brandon Dickerson, Vísir reports.
The idea for the remake came up three years ago and it is hoped filming will begin this August. Auditions for leading roles are in the final stages and the rumors are that there will be some household names in supporting roles.
Meanwhile, RÚV reports that the third Captain America film will be partly shot in Iceland. It will be the second Marvel movie shot in the country, after Thor II film crews used Iceland in summer 2013.
It is not yet known how big or small a part Iceland will play in the film, and other locations revealed include Puerto Rico and Germany.
The film is called Civil War and Chris Evans will star as the Captain. Robert Downey Jnr. will also star as Iron Man.