Magazine article Screen International

Jerzy Skolimowski Preparing 'Catastrophic Thriller'

Magazine article Screen International

Jerzy Skolimowski Preparing 'Catastrophic Thriller'

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EXCLUSIVE: Essential Killing partners Element, IFB on board, targeting spring 2014 shoot.

Polish auteur Jerzy Skolimowski is preparing what he describes to Screen as a "catastrophic thriller" to shoot in 2014.

While production details are being kept under wraps, Skolimowski's wife and regular creative collaborator Ewa Piaskowska confirmed that the production is aiming for a late April 2014 shoot.

The film is currently being produced under Skolimowski and Piaskowska's Skopia Film banner, with Element Pictures currently on board as co-producer and an offer of backing from the Irish Film Board.

In its latest round of funding the IFB pledged [euro]150,000 production support to the project, which will also look to draw funding from other sources.

Both the IFB and Element collaborated with the feted Skolimowski on his latest film as director, 2010 thriller Essential Killing, starring Vincent Gallo and Emmanuelle Seigner. …

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