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Director Of Icelandic TV Show ‘Trapped’ Goes Swimming With Sharks

Director Of Icelandic TV Show ‘Trapped’ Goes Swimming With Sharks

Phil Uwe Widiger
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Published May 15, 2018

What do you do on your day off while shooting a film on an island in the South Pacific Ocean? You go swimming with sharks, obviously. Right?

Well, that’s at least what Icelandic film director Baltasar Kormákur thought. Best known for internationally acclaimed movies like ‘Jar City’ and ‘Everest,’ as well as TV show ‘Trapped,’ Baltasar was shooting his new film “Adrift” in Fiji when he came up with a glorious idea.

“I swam personally with sharks on my day off there in Fiji, where they shot the water scenes,” Kormakur said in a statement to the Indo-Asian News Service. But it gets even more badass. Baltasar hid the whole thing from the producers of the film. “I didn’t tell the producers knowing the insurance carriers would never have allowed the director to do such a thing,” he added.

Baltasar luckily survived and we can now all go back to our comfortably boring lives, waiting the next “Trapped”-season and “Adrift”, which is set for release on June 1st.


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