Fantastical Places: Part 2

The last post was about New Zealand exclusively. This post will mention a few more places.

The Soca River in Slovenia provided a fairytale-like beauty for Prince Caspian.

Besides New Zealand, The Chronicles of Narnia also did some filming in Bovec, Slovenia. It was here that the bridge was built by Telmarines and subsequently destroyed by the Narnian forces.

Many of the London scenes were actually filmed in Prague and most of the forest scenes from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe were filmed nearby in the Adrspach National Park.

Lucy Pevensie may have just entered Narnia, but Georgie Henley is most likely in the Czech Republic.

Another favorite place for fantasy/sci-fi locations is British Columbia. Not only do they have some great incentives for film makers, they also have really gorgeous surroundings!

All kinds of movies and TV shows have been filmed (or are being filmed) in the Vancouver and British Columbia area. The X-Men trilogy as well as the Origins: Wolverine movie were filmed in British Columbia. Rise of the Planet of the Apes was filmed nearby. Two of my favorite TV shows also call(ed) the area home: Dark Angel and Once Upon a Time.

Hatley Castle in British Columbia- also known as Professor X's School for the Gifted in the X-Men movies.

And finally, a little bit closer to my home, Atlanta! Atlanta has really been growing as a location for shooting movies and TV shows because we have begun offering some really great incentives as well. Zombieland filmed here a few years ago and the TV show The Walking Dead films here as well. An Atlanta company called Giant Studios was instrumental in the technology behind the motion capture system used for Gollum.

Bill Murray's house in Zombieland. It's also a private residence in the Atlanta area.

This is only a small sampling or films and locations, obviously. Chicago and New York both played host to Batman and Spiderman, respectively. Ireland and Malta were among some of the gorgeous locations used in the Game of Thrones series. And, according to Troll Hunter, Norway is overrun with trolls.

Location finders must have really amazing jobs!


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