Preikestolen hits the silver screen

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Local authorities in Forsand, Rogaland County, went to great lengths to allow the makers of the new Mission: Impossible film to use Norway’s popular rocky mountaintop known as Preikestolen as a setting. It ended up with just four minutes in the new film that premieres in Norway on August 3, but Forsand Mayor Bjarte Dagestad is satisfied.

“This has great marketing value, both for Forsand, the region and the country,” claimed Dagestad to state broadcaster NRK. “Exactly how much is impossible to say, but it’s important.”

Preikestolen, which was closed to the public during the filming last November, already attracts so many visitors that crowd control can be a problem. Dagestad nonetheless was keen to get Paramount Pictures to use his famous local landmark, located east of Stavanger.

The film stars Tom Cruise, who did his own stunts on the sheer rocky face of Preikestolen. Mission: Impossible 6 was launched in Paris earlier this week and premieres in the US on July 27.

newsinenglish.no staff