Monday, 30 March 2009

Kaleidoscope Man - Epic Locations

A large part of Kaleidoscope Man is set on an Alien planet. In the script this is a hot, volcanic place, with a dramatic sea shore and spectacular vistas stretching as far as the eye can see...

Our four main characters must traverse this bleak and inhospitable landscape where the wreckage of a crashed spaceship sticks out of the ocean like a mountain.

As they head towards the wreckage they are pummeled by meteors that cannon into the ground around them and they are attacked by evil four winged Harvester spaceships.

For such an epic sequence, I have chosen to shoot on the island of Lanzarote, where just over 200 years ago, the Island's largest volcano erupted and covered half of the island in lava. Over the years this has solidified, coating the land in a black and red crust.

To see this with your own eyes is
breathtaking. For me, it was as I would imagine the surface of the moon to look and back in 1996, when I first went there, I knew I would one day return to film there.

A lot of films have been shot there including, One Million Years BC and Enemy Mine.