‘Desmond Bagley Here’.
Famous novelist Desmond Bagley comes to this country in June. There will be five people, with him will be his wife, Jeffrey Reeves [Geoffrey Reeve], who has the right to film the book Out into the unknown and two other men as well.
The purpose of the trip is to study the conditions here for the upcoming film, which is scheduled for the summer of ’74. The book Out into the unknown became well known in Iceland and is to be filmed in the same locations as in the novel, which includes Kleifarvatn and Ásbyrgi.
One novel by the writer has already been filmed, Gildran (The Freedom Trap), and was completed last Christmas. Starring roles in the film are played by Paul Newman and Dominique Sanda. It will, in due course, will be shown in the Austurbæjarbiói cinema.
1. Vísir (1973). ‘Desmond Bagley Hingað’ (27th March 1973 pp. 1 & 16) © DV ehf.