Dagblaðið 18th May 1978

Shooting of rental cars in the highlands


BBC cameramen are now preparing to film the novel Út i óvissuna [Running Blind] which will be filmed in Iceland this summer. The film is based on the novel written by Desmond Bagley.

The preparation involves, among other things, the BBC renting 10-15 cars from Bílaleigu Akureyrar together with car mechanics to repair the planned bullet damage to the cars as there is a lot of shooting in the story.

The BBC has specifically requested that additional windscreens be supplied for the new Opel, which will be used. Furthermore, the BBC also requested a long wheel based Land Rover with a radio and a refrigerator, as in the story, the protagonist gets a cold beer out of the fridge whilst in the middle of the Sprengisandur, said the CEO of the car rental company, Bilaleigu Akureyrar, according to the the Akureyri newspaper Dagur.

Út i óvissuna will be a sequel series for the BBC and is expected to be completed at the beginning of winter. Several Icelandic actors have been engaged for the film and a main role will be played by Ragnheiður Steindórsdóttir.


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  1. ‘Skothríð á Bílaleigu- á Hálendinu’: Dagblaðið, 18 May 1978, p. 4; © DV ehf.