The world famous film director Steven Spielberg is coming to Faroe Islands to shoot his upcoming live-action film by Roald Dahl’s children’s book, The Big Friendly Giant. The film is based on the popular tale of a big friendly giant who befriends a young orphan girl, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.. The first book was first published in 1982 which was illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Spielberg is planning to start filming in 2015, and will be having his team in Faroe islands July 2015. They will be filming some of the amazing landscape and nature in Faroe Islands, which they will be adding to the film background. Mark Rylance and and Ruby Barnhill have the main character roles. The movie will be produced by Dreamworks and it is said, that it will have a budget at more than 100 millions USD (about 650 million DKK). The release date is summer 2016, so we are looking forward to see the Faroese landscape and nature in a big budget Hollywood movie next year!
Check out our inFAROE photo gallery, to see a small part of what kind of landscape and nature Spielberg is going after.Updates! Steven Spielberg has just announce that because of his financial plan, his film crew will not be coming to Faroe Islands. They had to make some savings, and the trip all the way to these far away islands, which are hidden deep in the North Atlantic Ocean, had to be taking of the budget list.
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