Rogue One (Star Wars) – Maldives

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White tropical beaches and palm trees is not something that you might assiciate with a Star Wars movie. And that is why director Gareth Edwards choose this location for the planet of Scarif. Never before was there such a location in the Star Wars Universe. And it is very unlikely we see this location in future films… but then again, you never know…

Most scenes of Scarif were filmed in the Maldives (Laamu Gan), but some shots took place in a far less tropical location, Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire England.

Laamu Gan is not the only Island used, also Berasdhoo Island, one of the largest islands was used.

Good luck Jynn!

Doctor Strange – Nepal

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On april 25, 2015, Kathmandu was hit by a giant earthquake. A little while after this tragedy, the crew for “Doctor Strange” (2016) arrived for their film. Although major temples were damaged by the quake, they still can be seen in this movie (CGI restauration?).

One of the bridges leading to the temple of Kasthamandap can also be seen in the film.

Central Patan Durbar Square, also damaged by the earthquake, Thamel and New Road have some scenes with Cumberbatch.

Other scenes were filmed in Hong Kong, London and New York.

 

Entrapment – Kuala Lumpur

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The Malaysian “Twin Towers” or Petronas Towers provided the background for the breathtaking scenes with Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones.