Magazine article Screen International

Indie Sales Boards What We Become

Magazine article Screen International

Indie Sales Boards What We Become

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EXCLUSIVE: Picture marks Danish Bo Mikkelsen's feature debut after critically acclaimed short Tabu.

Paris-based Indie Sales has acquired international rights to Danish director Bo Mikkelsen's upcoming horror thriller What We Become ahead of the AFM.

The feature, shot in Mikkelsen's hometown of Sorgenfri in the suburbs of Copenhagen, revolves around a family's fight to survive after a virulent strain of flu breaks out prompting panic amid the population.

The Johanssons are forced into quarantine in their home but when they come under attack from a riotous, bloodthirsty mob they are forced to take extreme measures to escape alive.

The film, which has just wrapped, marks Mikkelsen's feature debut after a number of shorts including the well-travelled Tabu, which was produced by Nicolas Winding Refn and Lene Børglum at Space Rocket Nation.

The cast features Mille Dinesen and Mikael Birkkjær, who both appeared in hit Danish TV series Borgen, as well as Troels Lyby and Marie Boda, who was in Tabu, and newcomer Benjamin Engell. …

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