Magazine article Screen International

Branco to Produce Conrad's Outpost

Magazine article Screen International

Branco to Produce Conrad's Outpost

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EXCLUSIVE: Veteran producer to adapt Joseph Conrad's novel.

Veteran Portuguese producer Paulo Branco is planning a big screen adaptation of Joseph Conrad's An Outpost of Progress.

After backing an adaptation of Conrad's Almayer's Folly in 2011, made by Chantal Ackerman, Branco is now working on a film version of the novelist's short story.

Written in 1897 and drawing on his own experience in the Congo, it deals with two European men who are assigned to a trading post in a remote part of the African jungle. But as isolation demoralises the pair and diseases weaken them, the story ultimately ends in tragedy.

The film will shoot in Angola, close to the location in which Conrad wrote the story, and will be directed by Hugo Vieira Da Silva. The cast is led by Nuno Lopes. It will be made through Leopardo Filmes and Amour Fou Vienna as a Portuguese-Austrian coproduction.

Meanwhile, together with Filmgalerie 451, Branco is coproducing $6m Second World War drama The Captain from director Robert Schwentke (Flightplan). …

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