Rupert Grint: Brand New – Into the White Stills and Trailer #2!

January 11th, 2011, 11:19AM– We have some excellent news for you, Rupert Grint fans – and it is something that many of you have been waiting for! Brand new stills AND a new trailer for the film Into the White by Petter Næss.

The new trailer includes exciting and never-before-seen clips from the film, and you will get a much better picture of Rupert‘s role as the fiery red-head, Gunner Robert Smith. The trailer was released by TrustNordisk – and it also features Florian Lukas, Lahclan Nieboer, David Kross and Stig Henrik Hoff. We know that you will love it! :-)

Check it out here!

Also, you can see 16 new and brilliant stills from the film which was released on the Norwegian news website, vg.no! We will have a translation of vg.no’s article as soon as possible.

You can see them all in our gallery by clicking here!

UPDATE: You can now read the translation of the article on VG.no here! You can read a very cool comment from Stig Henrik Hoff about Rupert here:

Rupert was very cool! He was dressed like a teletubby in his pilot uniform – like the rest of us – a little difficulty with body language, perhaps. But, man, he was a pro!

Rupert Grint: Into the White at Blått Lerret and Behind the Scenes goodies!

January 9th, 2011, 3:36PM– The year 2012 is sure to bring a lot of exciting news about the new film with Rupert Grint, Into the White – and here is the first one. Into the White will play a part at the film event, Blått Lerret (Blue Screen) at Parkteatret in Oslo, Norway – the event will include a clip from the film as well as a visit from the film’s director, Petter Næss, the co-owner of Zentropa, Peter Aalbæk Jensen, and the Norwegian actor Stig Henrik Hoff.

Blått Lerret is a monthly film event where you get the chance to see clips from upcoming Norwegian films and hear what directors, actors and other contributors can tell viewers about the films in question. Blått Lerret is also a great opportunity for a nice get-together with people from the industry and others simply interested in films.

We have gained access to four older, but very brilliant, articles from the set of Into the White – a great look behind the scenes of what looks like the film of the year :-) You can find the links for all four articles below – but first, take a look at what Rupert reveals:

It’s fun, but it’s been physical challenging. I wasn’t prepared for it to be this extreme.

“Filming an anti-war film” – read the article here!
“Film stars in action at Hjelle” – here!
“Blew up warplane during film shoot on Strynefjellet” – here!
“Filming a war drama on Strynefjellet” – here!

Thanks to Malene for translating the articles!

You can also look at some “behind the scenes” pictures in our gallery – which are all taken by various Norwegian media such as NRK.no, fjordingen.no, bt.no and smp.no. Among other things, the pictures show how the plane was exploded as well as some extreme weather conditions.

Take a look here!

Picture from fjordingen.no

Rupert Grint: ICM Exclusive! Interviews with Petter Næss Part 2!

December 27th, 2011, 10:10AM– As promised, the second and last part of our ICM Exclusive from Stockholm International Film Festival is now ready to be published :-) Hopefully, you all enjoyed your Christmas Holiday and consider this another special gift from us to you.

First, we sat down with the director of Into the White, Petter Næss, after the presentation at Bio Mauritz during the Stockholm International Film Festival. He was gracious enough to spend 15 minutes with us, which wasn’t planned ahead. We talked about the weather conditions, what Næss really thinks about this film, what he promised Rupert Grint when meeting him and the magical place of Grotli.

You can read the entire chat with Petter Næss here.

On the following day, we had arranged to meet up with Petter Næss at Berns Hotel where he was staying during the film festival. He was kind enough to spend an entire hour with us and answered all our questions. He also answered two chosen fan questions – so if you submitted one – check out if you’re the lucky one! :-) A sneak peak of what Petter Næss revealed to us during the interview on his view of the film:

I think it’s quite unexpected and very human actually. A chamber drama I think you call it… but it’s constantly affected by the surroundings, by the nature and the fact that they don’t know where they are. They don’t know if they’ll ever get out of there alive or who’ll get out of there and they’re in no-man’s land.

It’s a long interview, but it is definitely worth a read! A lot of interesting information about the film and of course Rupert Grint. You can read the interview by clicking… here.

You can see the pictures from both the chat and the interview in our gallery here.

If you haven’t read Part 1 of our report – make sure you do. You can find it here

UPDATE: ICM has just been given permission to show another news clip from the set of Into the White. This time, the clip is from the Norwegian channel, TV2. The entire news clip is in Norwegian, but the translation can be found underneath the video:



Stig Henrik Hoff: Nothing in the front, nothing in the back? No?
Voice over: The hair style is all set and the German crew is getting ready. Stig Henrik Hoff plays a German soldier in Petter Næss’ new film, Comrade.
Stig Henrik Hoff: Snow storm, snow storm [distorted voice]
Voice over: These days, they are recreating a 70 year old history on Grotli.
Petter Næss: Comrade is a film about a meeting between two enemies, a British plane and a German plane, three German pilots and two British who physically shoot each other down onto this mountain, here in Grotli, and they land and by chance seek shelter in the same cabin for hunters.
Voice over: With him on his crew, he has international stars such as Rupert Grint, known from Harry Potter, and Florian Lukas. But just as important is the effort from the local people. On record time, they’ve build and freighted scenery onto the mountain.
Man 1: There is such a ‘drive’ in the local community, that goes without saying when there’s a film being made here, then it’s a big thing for everyone who lives here and they think it’s exciting.
Man 2 [carpenter, talks about having made the plane and seeing it on set]
Voice over: Even though the story is from the Second World War, Næss didn’t want to make a typical war film with typical heroes. Comrade is a story about friendship that occurs in order for them to survive and go back to fighting.
Petter Næss: It really is a story about five men on a cabin vacation who tries to remain unfriendly, but gradually is unable to maintain the animosity.
Voice over: And Hoff has no problem setting into the role…
Stig Henrik Hoff: Once when I was driving a car, I met some idiot who drove into my car [he talks about him giving some attitude towards the other driver, and the driver doing the same thing towards him – not clear on the exact words] – and suddenly, when we leave the cars, we’re on the same level.
Voice over: The film will be released in cinemas in February next year.

Thanks to TV2 Norway for lending us the news clip!

Rupert Grint: ICM Exclusive! Into the White at Stockholm Film Festival Part 1!

December 23rd, 2011, 5:15 AM– ICM is finally ready to share parts of the ICM Exclusive from Stockholm International Film Festival with you, and today we have a special treat for you all. As you all know, the new film with Rupert Grint, Into the White, was shown at the film festival as a part of their Work in Progress section – and ICM staffers Majbritt, Anna and Karo were present along with pseudo-staffer, Malene.

During the presentation the director Petter Næss and the producer/co-owner of Zentropa, Peter Aalbæk Jensen shared a lot of great insight on the production, the cast and the expectations for the film. Among other things, you can read a rather unexpected description of Into the White, given by Petter Næss:

That’s the kind of set up for the conflict and it’s actually a story where the antagonist is the growing friendship – it’s all about trying to maintain the enmity, trying not to become friends. So it’s actually like a love story, a romantic comedy.

You can read the full transcript of the presentation here – and get the full scoop on the blossoming bromance that took place between Rupert Grint and a fellow comrade!

Take a look at all our pictures taken at the presentation in our gallery by clicking here!

Part 2 of the Stockholm report will be here after Christmas – stay tuned for a lot more goodies from Mr. Næss! :-)

In other Into the White-related news: Back in April, the Norwegian TV channel, NRK, visited the set of Into the White – and ICM has just been given permission to show the video to give fans a glimpse behind the scenes of Into the White. You can see the news clip here:

You can find a translation of the Norwegian parts on YouTube underneath the video in the description :-)

Rupert Grint: Exclusive Interview with Into the White’s soundtrack composer Nils Petter Molvær!

December 6th, 2011, 4:16 AM– A few days ago, we all got to enjoy our first glimpses of Rupert Grint in the first trailer for Into the White, and we also got to listen to the first sounds of the film’s score.

We had the opportunity to interview Nils Petter Molvær, the soundtrack composer for Into the White, who explained about working with Petter Næss and his inspiration for the soundtrack.

You can read the full interview here to get an idea of what you may expect from the score.

In addition to the interview, here is a first teaser poster for Into the White by Alen Grujic, thanks to Zentropa Norway: