Magazine article Screen International

GoodCo Plots $5M Fantasy 'Wild Witch'

Magazine article Screen International

GoodCo Plots $5M Fantasy 'Wild Witch'

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Danish production outfit GoodCo is plotting a $5m fantasy family film, Wild Witch, to be directed by Kaspar Munk [pictured] (You & Me Forever) from a script by Bo H. Hansen based on Lene Kaaberbøl's best-selling book series.

The story follows a 12-year-old girl who realizes she is a wild witch with the ability to communicate with animals. Good co-produces with Sweden's Yellow Bird and Hungary's Proton. The project will start shooting from February 2017, partially in Hungary. Backing comes from Nordisk Film, TV2 and the Danish Film Institute.

Good is also developing Iran-born filmmaker Milad Alami's debut feature The Charmer, a thriller about a mysterious man who climbs the social ladder. It will start shooting in August; Alami was in Directors' Fortnight in 2014 with short Void.

The slate also includes historical drama Jeg, Christian by another feature debutant, Kasper Skovsbol, written by Trine Appel, about the final hours of Danish king Christian IV, set inside his carriage.

Another feature in development is Bente And The Mutant Scouts, an "animated body horror film for kids" directed by Tor Fruergaard and written by Sissel Dalsgaard. …

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