With filming of Game of Thrones set to begin in Croatia in about 10 days, the preparations in and around the city of Dubrovnik are in full swing. Here are two articles with details of the filming plans and even some early set photos.
The Location Guide has some good info on where and when they will be filming:
Filming in Croatia will be serviced by Embassy Films. The shoot will focus on historic parts of Dubrovnik and the island of Lokrum for just over three weeks between 18th September and 13th October. The Minčeta, Bokar and Lovrijenac fortresses will be used, along with the Old Town entrance gates. The city’s Dubac quarry and graveyard will be used for set-building. The island of Lokrum is renowned for its rural Mediterranean vegetation.
The Dubrovnik Times reports on a set under construction:
Although a veil of secrecy has been surrounding the upcoming filming of the HBO blockbuster serial “Game of Thrones” in Dubrovnik snippets of information are slowly leaking out. One of the locations is in the process of being constructed in the suburbs of Dubrovnik in Župa. The chosen location is the site of the future cemetery “Dubac” on cliffs over the Adriatic Sea. The set is currently in the construction process and is under constant protection by a team of security guards.
Apparently those security guards aren’t very good, because the paper has a number of photos of the half-built set. Click through to the article to view them.
Winter Is Coming: Seems like the local media in Dubrovnik is pretty excited about Thrones being there. Should provide for some interesting articles and details once filming begins! What does everyone think of the different locations the production plans to use? What do you think they will be filming there?