Magazine article Screen International

Producer Alex De la Iglesia Boards Fantasy Tale 'Errementari'

Magazine article Screen International

Producer Alex De la Iglesia Boards Fantasy Tale 'Errementari'

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Spanish director-producer Alex de la Iglesia (The Day Of The Beast), whose comedy-thriller The Bar plays Out Of Competition at the Berlinale, has boarded fantasy tale Errementari: The Blacksmith And The Devil.

Currently in production, the Basque-language movie - pitched by co-producers Kinoskopik Film and The Project as being in the vein of Pan's Labyrinth - is inspired by popular Basque folk tale Patxi Errementaria about a notorious Blacksmith who is so cruel that he is feared even by the Devil.

De la Iglesia, currently in post-production on the Spanish-language adaptation of hit Italian comedy Perfect Strangers, will co-produce under his Pokeepsie Films banner.

The film marks the feature debut of writer-director Paul Urkijo, with whom Basque outfit Kinoskopik has collaborated on a number of shorts.

Screen can also reveal the first look image from the production, whose DoP Gorka Gómez Andreu last week picked up the Spotlight Award 2017 at the American Society Of Cinematographers Awards. …

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