Dettifoss Will Close For Hollywood - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Dettifoss Will Close For Hollywood

Published July 13, 2011

The Dettifoss waterfalls will be closed to the general public while Ridley Scott shoots for his upcoming movie Prometheus on the location.
As many might be aware, Scott is currently in Iceland filming. At the moment, he and his crew are at Hekla, but they intend to do shooting at the Dettifoss waterfalls as well. However, hundreds of tourists visit Dettifoss every day, which would make shooting a scene for a science fiction movie there difficult without blocking the general public from visiting.
Eyjan reports that the Environment Agency of Iceland has agreed to close the eastern route into the area for two days. The western route, which is under the jurisdiction of the Vatnajökull National Park, will probably also be closed when park officials make a decision on the matter later in the week.
Shooting in the area will begin later this month, and the general public will not be kept out for more than two days. Furthermore, the production crew have promised to do no environmental damage to the area in question.
Among the actors visiting Iceland for the shooting of this movie are Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce and Noomi Rapace.

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