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TrustNordisk secures more deals for 'The Quake'

17 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Disaster film from the producers of 2015 hit ‘The Wave’.

TrustNordisk continues to shake up deals for its new disaster film The Quake. New sales include to Poland (Mówis Serwis Dystrybucja Spólka), former Yugoslavia (Cinemania Groupicon), Spain (Selectavision) and Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia (Cm Holdings).

As previously reported, sales already done include German-speaking territories (SquareOne), Latin America (California), China (Dd Dream), Hong Kong (Sundream), Taiwan (Moviecloud), Middle East (Gulf) and South Korea (AtNine).

Director John Andreas Andersen will shoot the film this autumn. The $6.4m project marks a return to the disaster genre for Fantefilm, producers of hit The Wave (also a big seller for TrustNordisk, pictured), this time inspired by a real earthquake in Oslo in 1904. The Quake is slated for release in Norway on August 30, 2018.

The project reunites The Wave’s producers Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm of Fantefilm and scriptwriters Harald Rosenløw Eeg and John Kåre Raake. The [link=co »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires 'The King's Choice'

11 May 2017 11:27 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

True-life drama recounts early days of invasion of Norway.

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Erik Poppe’s The King’s Choice and plans a theatrical release in August.

The King’s Choice is based on the true the story about three dramatic days in April 1940, where the King of Norway was presented with an unimaginable ultimatum from German armed forces: surrender or die.

The Royal Family fled Oslo to protect their family. However after three days King Haakon refused to capitulate, even if it would cost him, his family and many Norwegians their lives. 

The historical drama stars Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Karl Markovics, Tuva Novotny , Arthur Hakalahti, and Katharina Schüttler

Jan Trygve Røyneland and Harald Rosenløw Eeg wrote the screenplay. Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B. Kvae of Paradox Film 1 As produced. 

Nordisk Film Production, Newgrange Pictures, Film Väst and Copenhagen Film Fund og Zentropa International Sweden co-produced The King’s Choice »

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Norway backs Marius Holst WW2 film 'Betrayed'

28 April 2017 4:51 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Project illumates a dark chapter in Norwegian history.

The Norwegian Film Institute has allocated $1.4m (Nok 12m) in production funding for Marius Holst’s next film.

Betrayed is a €5.3 million (Nok 49 million) production by Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm for Oslo’s Fantefilm, whose credits include disaster hit The Wave.

Betrayed - set for release in autumn 2019 — is about a dark chapter of Norway’s World War 2 history “that few Norwegians knew or wanted to acknowledge.”

The historical drama will tell the story of hundreds of Norwegian Jews who were rounded up in the middle of the night of 26 November 1942 and taken to Oslo harbour where they were put on a German cargo ship bound for Auschwitz.

“Prior to Marte Michel’s award-winning book, The Ultimate Crime, the way the Jewish society was treated in Norway during WW2, was part of our history that few people knew about. Even fewer were interested in illuminating it. In this movie »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Does the Academy Have a Bias Toward Foreign-Language Films Based on World War II?

13 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

‘Land of Mine’ (Courtesy: Toronto International Film Festival)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

If there’s one thing for certain about the foreign-language film category at the Oscars it’s that the Academy sure has a soft spot for films about World War II. Just this year alone there are three movies on the Academy’s shortlist that are set during that very tumultuous time — Denmark’s Land of Mine, Norway’s The King’s Choice, and Russia’s Paradise. How often has the Academy nominated or given the win to films based specifically during the World War II era?

According to Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter, the best foreign-language film Oscar race is shaping up to potentially only feature one of these World War II-set movies in the official nominations. So far Land of Mine is listed as a frontrunner along with Germany’s Toni Erdmann, Iran’s The Salesman, »

- Carson Blackwelder

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