Magazine article Screen International

LevelK Strikes for ’Checkered Ninja’ (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

LevelK Strikes for ’Checkered Ninja’ (Exclusive)

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Animation directed by Terkel In Trouble’s Anders Matthesen.

‘Checkered Ninja’

LevelK has boarded world sales rights to animated feature Checkered Ninja, directed by Denmark’s Anders Matthesen (Terkel In Trouble).

Thorbjørn Christoffersen (Ronal the Barbarian, The Journey To Saturn) serves as animation director.

The story, adapted from Matthesen’s 2016 debut novel, is about a boy, Aske, whose uncle gives him a Ninja doll after a trip to Thailand. The doll turns out to be alive and can help Aske with his problems at school, Aske wants to return the favour but the ninja is possessed and wants revenge.

The film is in production now, with Nordisk planning the theatrical launch in Denmark on Christmas Day 2018. …

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