Magazine article Screen International

Truenorth Lines Up English-Language Projects

Magazine article Screen International

Truenorth Lines Up English-Language Projects

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Iceland's Truenorth continues to expand its own production slate with two new English-language projects, directed by Oskar Jonasson [pictured] and US-based Michael G Kehoe.

The Malaga Prisoner is a comedy thriller about two Icelandic police officers who go to Malaga to pick up a petty thief. Jonasson wrote the script with crime author Arnaldur Indridason. The pair previously collaborated on hit Reykjavik-Rotterdam.

The film, to shoot in Magala, Spain in August 2017, is mostly in the English language with some dialogue in Icelandic and Spanish. Truenorth is talking to potential Spanish co-producers for what is believed to be the first Iceland-Spain film collaboration. The film is budgeted at up to $5m.

Keflavik, budgeted at up to $3m, is about an alien life force discovered in an abandoned Nato base in Iceland, which an international research crew comes to investigate. It will also shoot in 2017. …

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