Magazine article Screen International

Louis & Nolan Shoot for the Moon

Magazine article Screen International

Louis & Nolan Shoot for the Moon

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The film is now in production for release in 2018. Rasmus A Sivertsen again directs from a screenplay by Karsten Fullu. Cornelia Boysen and Synnove Horsdal produce, and the co-producers are Qvisten Animation and The Kari and Kjell Aukrust Foundation. The plot will see the titular hedgehog and magpie try to save the moon from commercialization. Sola Media will again handle sales.

The second film in the puppet animation trilogy, Louis & Nolan: The Big Cheese Race, is competing in the Generation Kplus section here after already becoming a box-office hit at home in Norway.

Maipo is also planning an April shoot for another family film, live action The Ash Lad: In The Hall Of The Mountain King. Horsdal told Screen that the project is based on classic Norwegian mythology and is "an action adventure with humour in it." The plot involves a princess who has to marry by the time she is 18 or risk being abducted by a mountain king troll.

Subotica in Ireland and Serena in the Czech Republic are producing, and the project is supported by Eurimages. Vebjorn Enger (Company Orheim) is set to play the Ash Lad.

The film will shoot in Norway and the Czech Republic and will do post-production, including extensive VFX, in Ireland. …

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