Magazine article Screen International

Hurd-Wood Boards Second Origin

Magazine article Screen International

Hurd-Wood Boards Second Origin

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Sci-fi romance was originally slated to be directed by the late Spanish director Bigas Luna.

Rising British actress Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan, Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer) is to star in Second Origin, the new film that maverick Spanish director Bigas Luna was originally slated to direct.

Here at the EFM, Manifest Film Sales today announced the imminent start of production on the project.

Bigas Luna who sadly died during the pre-production, is still being billed as co-director. His friend, co-writer and director Carles Porta is now helming.

A science-fiction romance about love and adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world, Second Origin tells the story of Alba and Dídac two young people struggling to survive in a world left in ruins.

Based on the bestselling Catalan novel Mecanoscrit del Segon Origen by Manuel de Pedrolo, which has sold over 2m copies worldwide, Second Origin is a Spanish/UK co-production, produced by Oscar Rodriguez for Antàrtida Produccions and Christine Alderson for Ipso Facto Productions. …

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