Max von Sydow Among Cast for Star Wars: Episode VII

Max von Sydow, known for his regular roles in Ingmar Bergman films (amongst other things), has been cast in the upcoming Star Wars film. From IDMB: The Force has been released. John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in “Star Wars: Episode VII.” Disney […]

The Norwegian Film Institute Confirms its Support of Joachim Triers Louder than Bombs

Norwegian director Joachim Trier, whose first English-language feature Louder than Bombs was last year postponed indefinitely, because Norwegian production outfit Motlys had failed to provide the full financing, will start shooting in New York from September. The Norwegian Film Institute has confirmed its €1.6 million (NOK 13.3 million) support of the project, and after French-German […]

The Resurrection of The Reykjavik Film Festival

The Reykjavik Film Festival will be re-launched in the fall and will take place during September 12-21. The festival’s roots can be traced all the way back to 1978 when it started as the bi-annual Film Festival of the Reykjavik Arts Festival. It became an annual festival in 1996 when the associations of Icelandic filmmakers started running […]

TrustNordisk picks up the rights to Norwegian dramedy HERE IS HAROLD

TrustNordisk has picked up the rights to Norwegian dramedy HERE IS HAROLD from Norwegian production company MER FILM. The film, based on a novel by Frode Grytten, will be presented to buyers for the first time in Cannes next month. Starring Bjørn Sundquist (RAGNAROK, 2013; A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN, 2010) in the leading role, HERE […]

The return of Danish superhero Antboy

Following two months of shooting, the Danish action-adventure Antboy 2, by Ask Hasselbalch, is due to wrap in Copenhagen at the end of April. The story about a 12-year-old boy who develops superpowers after being bitten by an ant and then creates a secret identity as a superhero attracted distributors all around the world. Thanks to some […]

The Reunion helps to celebrate Solar Films’ 20th anniversary

Award-winning Finnish producer Markus Selin, whose films have garnered 37 Jussis (Finland’s national film prize) – most recently for Finnish director Peter Franzén’s Above Dark Waters[+] – will next February mark the 20th anniversary of his company, Solar Films. One of the movies taking part in the celebration will be The Reunion, a Finnish remake of the 2011 Danish comedy success[+] directed by Niels Nørløv, […]

Star Wars and James Bond Heading for an Iceland Shoot?

An article on Yahoo Movies suggests that the new Star Wars movie and the upcoming James Bond film might shoot in Iceland in the coming months: Rumour suggests ‘Episode VII’ will shoot at least partially in the country. And tips have suggested that James Bond, who last visited in ‘Die Another Day’, might yet make a return visit with […]

Árni Filippusson representing Iceland at Producers on the Move at Cannes

Producer Árni Filippusson will represent Iceland at Producers on the Move at Cannes. 24 producers from 24 different countries will take part in the event from May 17 – 19. Árni Filippusson founded the production company Mystery Ísland along with Davíd Óskar Ólafsson in 2006 after they met while studying at the European Film College […]

Nicolas Winding Refn Joins Others on the Cannes Jury

The Cannes Film Festival has named the jury for its 67th edition, comprising eight world cinema names from China, Korea, Denmark, Iran, the US, France and Mexico. Jane Campion, the New Zealand filmmaker who won the Palme d’or for The Piano, was previously announced as the president of the jury, which will include five women and four men. […]