Magazine article Screen International

Nielsen Flies to Sci-Fi Exodus

Magazine article Screen International

Nielsen Flies to Sci-Fi Exodus

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EXCLUSIVE: Swedish-Danish producer Richard Georg Engström and Danish director Tommy Ipsen are at the EFM to promote their [Euro]4m English-language sci-fi project [pictured].

"A Lars von Trier drama in the visual universe of Blade Runner" is how Swedish-Danish producer Richard Georg Engström and Danish director Tommy Ipsen are promoting Exodus, a [Euro]4m English-language sci-fi project, which they are launching at the European Film Market.

With a script, a 20-minute pilot and a lead cast including Danish actor Cyrun Melville (A Royal Affair) and Hollywood actress Brigitte Nielsen (Eldorado), Swedish actor Matias Varela (Snabba Cash) and Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), they will meet potential co-production partners especially from Canada, Germany and France.

"Canada has a major industry of special effects for films and games, which suits the production fine," said Engström, whose newly-established TSOMM Pictures will produce. Engström has signed Danish-Canadian lead layout artist Thomas Pringle to create the landscape for Danish writer Christoffer Örnfeldt's screenplay. …

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