The upcoming Iron Sky film, Iron Sky: The Coming Race, has found an international sales agency in genre label Scoundrel Media. The sci-fi action comedy picks up after a nuclear war has ravaged earth, as survivors of the fight with the Nazis attempt to recolonise earth but must contend with an army of dinosaurs guarding the Holy Grail.
Denmark has become the first Nordic nation to sign a co-production film agreement with China. The agreement between the two countries gives film projects access to national film support and the countries’ theatrical markets. This means that a Chinese film can apply for funding from the Danish Film Institute and that Danish films co-produced with
Chinese director Mingfei Wang is set to make a film in the Finnish Lapland after finding inspiration from the region, GB Times reports. After watching the 2007 film Christmas Story (pictured) Mingfei Wang read and watched anything about the Sami, and travelled to the region to discover the Sami culture. During her preliminary research, she noticed similarities between
The upcoming US remake of Norway’s In Order of Disappearance has proven to be popular amongst buyers at the Berlin Film Festival. Titled Hard Powder, the remake stars Liam Neeson and will be directed by the Norwegian Hans Petter Moland, who directed the original. The film will be distributed in Studiocanal’s four home territories: U.K, France, Germany
The Icelandic film Cruelty has been sold to China and Japan via LevelK at the European Film Market in Berlin. The film follows two detectives determined to solve the worst crime in the history of Reykjavik, the murder of two young siblings. While one of the lead detectives is trying to help the grieving mother, the
After the huge success of 2015’s Louder Than Bombs, Joachim Trier‘s new film has proven to be popular several months before its theatrical release. His upcoming film, titled Thelma, is currently being sold by Paris-based sales company Memento Films. The film has been sold to Italy (Teodora), Benelux (Imagine), Baltics (Scanorama), Portugal (Alambique), Greece (Seven),Turkey (Bir Film), Poland
The Nordisk Film & TV Fond has partnered with the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, to strengthen Nordic and Asian genre film exchanges. The Far East Film Festival is the largest film festival in Europe that is for popular Asian cinema. During the festivities, around seventy films from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan,
The Norwegian Film Institute has announced that it will be funding seven Norwegian and international film and television projects with a total of NOK 49.2 million (€5.5 million) in funding. This is part of the new production incentive, which started in 2016. The poster-child of the new film incentive, the upcoming film The Snowman, has received €4.7 million
The upcoming Norwegian disaster movie The Quake has been pre-sold around the world. The film comes from the same producers who brought us 2015’s The Wave and is to be directed by John Andreas Andersen (Roar Uthaug, who directed The Wave, is currently working on Tomb Raider). The film is based on the concept of a potential earthquake hitting Oslo.