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Herbig builds 'Castle' with Rat Pack unit

Herbig builds 'Castle' with Rat Pack unit
MUNICH -- Producers of Germany's top two boxoffice hits last year said Wednesday that they're teaming up on a project that they believe will have the broad appeal of Shrek. Michael Bully Herbig, producer, director, co-writer and star of (T)Raumschiff Surprise -- Periode 1, (Starship Surprise -- Period 1), which has sold more than 9 million tickets since its release in July, will star in Hui Buh -- Das Schlossgespenst (Hui Buh -- The Castle Ghost). Castle is being produced by Munich-based Rat Pack Filmproduktion GmbH, the Constantin Films subsidiary responsible for Edgar Wallace's summer sleeper hit detective spoof Der Wixxer. With about 2 million tickets sold, it came in a distant but respectable second to Starship.

Falcom, Universum ink vid deal

Falcom, Universum ink vid deal
BERLIN -- Falcom Media Group, the Swiss distribution company set up earlier this year by former Highlight executive Andreas Fallscheer, on Mondayannounced a deal with Bertelsmann subsidiary Universum Film that will see Falcom set up its own DVD and video label for German-speaking territories. The first titles to be released under the new label will include Mimic 2, Chuck Norris actioner McCourd and science fiction feature Absolon, starring Christopher Lambert. Falcom also has German-language rights to Roberto Benigni's live-action Pinocchio, the David Zucker-directed comedy The Guest and German-language feature Der Wixxer (The Wanker).

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