Directed by Darren Aronofsky, the epic “Noah” movie stars Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins and used the 5000 year old Raufarhólshellir lava cave as a filming location.
To prepare this environment for the actors and production crew, a 2.9 tonne capacity UNIC URW-295 mini crane removed rocks from the cave’s opening before installing metal frames inside it. As scenes inside the cave were filmed, two UNIC URW-295 cranes held a protective cover over the cave so the weather wouldn’t disturb the work going on below.
These UNIC mini cranes were popular amongst the movie’s production crew who were impressed with how quickly and easily these lifting machines were set up on the location’s rough terrain. The tracked cranes were also transported over plastic boards so not to damage any of the delicate landscape on their 50 metre journey from the closest road access point to the film set.
We can’t wait to see how these UNIC mini cranes helped create movie magic when the film is released in 2014!