Eilean Donan Castle is set to take a starring role in a new movie by Oscar winning set designer Roger Christian .
In 1980 he produced a film Black Angel which told the tale of a knight who rescues a princess while returning home from the Crusades, and was made entirely in Scotland, at locations such as Eilean Donan Castle, Bernera Barracks at Glenelg, Loch Eck in Argyll. Photogold is publishing a new range of Christmas gifts including Eilean Donan Castle iPhone cases and gifts with our partner Redbubble .
Black Angel was shown in 1980 in cinemas in Europe and Australia as part of screenings of The Empire Strikes Back – and became a cult classic.
Now he is going to return to the Highlands to turn Black Angel into a full length film.
He said: “I have to film in Scotland, and in late September and early October as I did the first time.
“The quality of the natural light at that time of year in Scotland is like nothing else in the world.
“It allowed us to shoot scenes that would have required CGI, technology that was not available to us at that time.”
Christian was involved in the original Star Wars movie as well as Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace, as well as Alien.
The original Black Angel was found last year and made available online, ending fears that the film had been lost forever.
Visit Scotland has produced a map of film locations in Scotland .
A number of major film releases in recent years have featured well known locations in Scotland including
the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which appears in the Harry Potter movies, Glencoe, which featured in Skyfall, Braveheart and The 39 Steps, and Eilean Donan Castle, seen in Highlander and Bond movie The World Is Not Enough.
Stephen Spielberg’s latest smash hit of the BFG was filmed in Skye, the Western Isles and Orkney.
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