Magazine article Screen International

Nordisk Film Boards Harald Zwart's '12Th Man'

Magazine article Screen International

Nordisk Film Boards Harald Zwart's '12Th Man'

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Hollywood director returning to Norway for $10m war drama after The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and Karate Kid reboot.

Nordisk Film's return to movies continues apace with the Danish major boarding Harald Zwart's 12th Man.

The long-gestating film is set during the Second World War and centres on Norwegian resistance hero Jan Baalsrud.

It will mark a return to Norway for director Zwart, who scored a hit at the box office with the reboot of The Karate Kid in 2010. He most recently directed YA adaptation The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which underperformed when released in 2013.

Kon-Tiki producer Aage Aaberge and writer Petter Skavlan will be collaborate again under the Nordisk Film Production banner.

The drama will be based on the true story of Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud and his extraordinary escape from the Germans in 1943, after surviving for two months not only the occupying Nazi forces but also the arctic wastelands of Northern Norway. …

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