Magazine article Screen International

Dagur Kari to Direct Nimbus' Tordenskiold Epic

Magazine article Screen International

Dagur Kari to Direct Nimbus' Tordenskiold Epic

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Lars Bredo Rahbek of Denmark's Nimbus Film to produce film about Norwegian nobleman and naval officer; Morten Tyldum already at work on rival project.

"If it comes to this, Tordenskiold is such a stout character that his shoulders should be broad enough to carry two films," said Danish producer Lars Bredo Rahbek, of Denmark's Nimbus Film, who announced today (Aug 14) that he will stage a $7.4 million (DKK 45 million) epic of Norwegian 18th century nobleman and naval officer Peter Wessel Tordenskiold (or Tordenskjold).

Norwegian producer John M Jacobsen, of Filmkameratene, is already in pre-production with a $12.2 million (NOK 70 million) historical drama of the sea hero, scripted by Mikael Olsen and Gert Duve Skovlund for Norwegian director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters/Hodejegerne). The film is due to shoot from next summer in collaboration with Denmark's Zentropa Entertainments.

The new Tordenskiold will be helmed by Icelandic director Dagur Kari from a screenplay by Norwegian author Erlend Loe, who has so far penned 14 features; Rahbek will produce for Nimbus, with Yngve Sæther (of Norway's Motlys), and filming will start late 2013 on locations in North Europe. …

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