Last month, Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, and director David Gordon Green (The Sitter, Pineapple Express) were in Austin shooting Prince Avalanche, a remake of the Icelandic road comedy Either Way. (Yes, Iceland has comedies. Yes, Iceland has roads; it isn’t just people ice-skating everywhere, I think.) The weird part is they didn’t tell anyone. Maybe they were scared all the Icelandic road comedy fans would mob the set. Maybe there actually isn’t a movie and they were just driving around looking for the shooting locations of television’s Friday Night Lights. Either Way is described as follows:
“In the remote north of Iceland in the 1980s, Finnbogi and Alfred spend the summer painting lines on the winding roads that stretch out to the horizon. Soon the barren wilderness becomes a place of adventure, disaster and discovery as both men find themselves at crossroads in their lives.”
Yes, this is a comedy and not the plot of a Sigur Rós concept record (Iceland jokes!).