Icelandic reporters and journalists were given access to the set of Game of Thrones yesterday. A few reports have come out today as a result. First, this article from Icelandic news site Vísir which features an interview with producer Chris Newman, who was instrumental in bringing the production to Iceland. The article says filming has been going well so far and reveals that the production is already looking into returning to Iceland for season three. (A rough translation of the full article provided by Strong Belwas after the break.) The best part of this report is the new pic of Jon Snow in his cold weather Night’s Watch gear!
Vísir has also published a video report with soundbites from Newman as well as David Benioff and D.B. Weiss plus lots of shots of the Icelandic scenery.
The video doesn’t seem to be embeddable, so you’ll have to click the link to view it. Now embedded, courtesy of SpoilerTV. Two more related photos from Vísir in the article here.
UPDATE: Visir now has a gallery of photos taken from the set available to view.
Winter Is Coming: Some great reports. The scenery looks awesome and so does Jon Snow. And how about Weiss revealing that a character dies in season two that doesn’t die in the books? Who do we think THAT might be?
Hear Me Roar: Newman pretty much confirms that Craster’s Keep was shot in Northern Ireland, as we suspected, and will feature in episodes 1 and 2. Iceland scenes are going to be used in over four eps, he said, listing episodes 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10.
Translation of Vísir report via Strong Belwas:
The producers of Game of Thrones are looking in to shooting more material in Iceland for next season and are thinking of using the midnight sun and the landscape for some smaller takes.
The crew was getting ready to leave and head out to Höfðabrekkuheiði wher the next shooting will take place. Kit Harrington was still on the glacier and didn’t look to be affected by the cold weather.
They spoke to one of the producers of the show, Chris Newman. He worked on Icelandic televesion series Nonni and Manni from 1988 and also met his wife in Iceland. He also met Snorri Þórisson who is the head of the producing company Pegasus.
Newman was really happy with how the shooting was going and says that great luck had followed them. “The week before we began shooting there was 16°c and no snow. The day the director landed it started to snow and freeze”. The only problem he had that the landscape was too beautiful and maybe some people would find it difficult to believe it was real.
Newman confirmed that they were looking in to use Iceland even more as a shooting location for next season.
The shooting of Game of Thrones is almost as equally big as Ridley Scott’s Promotheus which was shot here during last summer.
There will be more coverage on Game of Thrones next days, including a interview with Dan Weiss David Benioff.