Kursk submarine movie filming in France and Norway
The Kursk was a Russian nuclear submarine that became stricken at the bottom of the Barents Sea in August 2000.
As the crew fought for their lives, their families struggled through military and government bureaucracy to seek answers and try to save those trapped in the vessel.
Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp is involved with the movie, which is being produced by Via Est of Luxembourg and Belga Productions of Belgium.
Norway is likely to double for the Barents Sea in the movie. Planned location filming in Russia stalled last summer.
The Norwegian government launched the country’s first formal filming incentive in late 2015 and has since attracted features including crime thriller The Snowman with Michael Fassbender.
Luc Besson founded La Cite du Cinema near Paris, which is one of France’s main studio facilities. The country boosted its own filming incentive last year, a move that prompted a big increase in international production spending in France.