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André Øvredal’s Mortal Acquired by Saban Films for Us Distribution

  • DailyDead
After bringing Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to life on the big screen in 2019, director André Øvredal will summon godlike abilities in his new fantasy adventure movie Mortal, which has been acquired for Us distribution by Saban Films:

Press Release: Los Angeles – Saban Films announced today that they have acquired U.S. rights to André Øvredal’s Mortal starring Nat Wolff (Death Note), Iben Akerlie (Victoria), Priyanka Bose (Lion) and Per Frisch (Farewell Illusions). Written by Øvredal (Trollhunter) and Norman Lesperance (Door to the Other Side), the fantasy adventure is produced by John Einar Hagen, Ben Pugh and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones for Nordisk Film Production, 42 and Automatik. The film is backed by Nordisk Film, Zefyr and Umedia.

Mortal follows Eric (Wolff), an American backpacker in the wilderness of western Norway, who gets arrested after accidentally killing a teenager, and manages to flee
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Saban Films Nabs U.S. Rights to André Øvredal Fantasy Thriller ‘Mortal’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Saban Films Nabs U.S. Rights to André Øvredal Fantasy Thriller ‘Mortal’ (Exclusive)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” director André Øvredal’s next adventure will see a U.S. rollout from Saban Films.

Mortal,” starring Nat Wolff, has sold domestic rights to the distributor In a deal brokered by Endeavor Content. TrustNordisk handled international rights.

Saban president Bill Bromiley, currently on the ground at the Sundance Film Festival, said “we love André’s work, from ‘Scary Stories,’ to ‘Troll Hunter’ and The Autopsy of Jane Doe.’ This is a coming-of-age origins story but also a genre mashup with Wolff rising as a legend with God-like powers. Our audiences will love this.”

Wolff plays an American backpacker in western Norway who finds himself imprisoned following the accidental death of a local teen. Along with a young psychologist he met in jail, Wolff flees and soon learns he has abilities derived from ancient Norwegian mythology.

Iben Akerlie (“Victoria”), Priyanka Bose (“Lion”) and Per Frisch (“Farewell Illusions”) costar.
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AMC Network’s Shudder Nabs Multi-Territory Rights to ‘Lake of Death’ From TrustNordisk (Exclusive)

  • Variety
TrustNordisk has pre-sold Norwegian horror film “Lake of Death” to Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service, for six territories, including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Inspired by André Bjerke’s 1942 novel of the same name, the movie is directed by Nini Bull Robsahm (“Amnesia”).

“Lake of Death,” which was first adapted for the screen in 1958, was produced by Thomas Robsahm and Fredrik Pryser at Canopy Film with a budget of 2.8 million euros ($3 million) and stars Iben Akerlie, Jonathan Harboe, Sophia Lie and Elias Munk.

“Lake of Death” follows a small group of friends who battle to survive in the middle of Norway’s forests and fjords. A local legend that everyone thought was mere folklore becomes reality when one of their group turns up dead.

“Shudder’s profile fits perfectly with a high-concept horror thriller such as Lake Of Death, and we really believe
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Haugesund Unveils New Nordic Films Lineup

  • Variety
The 25th New Nordic Films, unspooling Aug. 20-23 parallel to the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund, will kick off with the critically-lauded “A White, White Day” by Hlynur Pálmason. The Icelandic drama which world premiered at Cannes’ Critics’ Week, is among 19 films set to screen, of which 13 are world market premieres such as Jesper W. Nielsen’s thriller “The Exception,” Venice Critics Week’s pick “Psychosia,”, Venice Days’ entry “Beware of Children”, Jens Jonsson’s “The Spy” and Jesper Ganslandt’s “438 Days”.

The hot Works in Progress session has 20 titles to be pitched to more than 300 attendees. Gauging this year’s crop, New Nordic Films’ managing director Gyda Velvin Myklebust underlines the large number of local films, genre-driven and reality-based stories, as well as the healthy gender balance -half the films are female directed. “There are many new female talents to watch out for,” says Myklebust, citing the
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TrustNordisk Inks Deals on ‘Lake of Death’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
TrustNordisk has closed several territories on “Lake of Death,” Nini Bull Robsahm’s horror thriller adapted from André Bjerke’s classic 1942 Norwegian novel.

“Lake of Death” follows a small group of friends who a battle to survive in the middle of the forests and fjords of Norway. The story is based on Norwegian legend thought to be an innocent folklore.

The movie was picked up for China (Virtual Cinema), Korea (Yuljin Entertainment), Southeast Asia (Cm Holdings) and Hungary (Ads Service).

“Lake of Death” is expected to have its local release in Norway on Halloween. The movie is produced by Thomas Robsahm and Fredrik Pryser for Canopy Film in association with Pryserfilm with support form the Norwegian Film Institute. Robsahm, who is best-known for directing “Manhunt” and “Amnesia,” is one the few female directors thriving within the crime genre in Scandinavia.

“Lake of Death” stars Iben Akerlie, Jacob Andersen Schoyen, Jonathan Harboe and Sohia Lie.
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TrustNordisk Boards Fantasy-Adventure Film ‘Mortal’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
TrustNordisk has come on board André Øvredal’s fantasy adventure film “Mortal” in the run-up to the Berlin Film Festival.

Now in post-production, “Mortal” was previously handled by Im Global. TrustNordisk will unveil a promo to buyers at the European Film Market.

Mortal” (“Torden”) stars Nat Wolff as Eric, an American backpacker in the wilderness of western Norway who gets arrested after accidentally killing a teenager, and manages to flee with the young psychologist he met during his detention.

While on the run, with both Norwegian and American authorities tracking him down, Eric finally discovers he has godlike powers based on ancient Norwegian mythology. The film was written by Øvredal and Norman Lesperance (“Door to the Other Side”).

Susan Wendt, TrustNordisk’s managing director, said the company looked forward to working on “this impressive adventure by André Øvredal taking [audiences] into the Nordic mythology.”

Øvredal’s credits include other genre films,
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TrustNordisk Boards Psychological Thriller ‘Lake of Death’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
TrustNordisk has come on board Nini Bull Robsahm’s high-concept psychological thriller “Lake of Death,” an adaptation of André Bjerke’s classic 1942 Norwegian novel “Lake of the Dead.”

“Lake of Death” is produced by Thomas Robsahm and Fredrik Pryser for Canopy Film in association with Pryserfilm with support form the Norwegian Film Institute. Robsahm, who is best-known for directing “Manhunt” and “Amnesia,” is one the few female directors thriving within the crime genre in Scandinavia.

Budgeted at $2.5 million, “Lake of Death” follows a small group of friends who a battle to survive in the middle of the forests and fjords of Norway. The story is based on Norwegian legend thought to be an innocent folklore. “Lake of Death” stars Iben Akerlie, Jacob Andersen Schoyen, Jonathan Harboe and Sohia Lie.

Bjerke’s book was previously adapted as a black-and-white horror feature film in 1958 by Kare Bergstrom.

TrustNordisk will be presenting a
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Iben Akerlie Cast In ‘Mortal’; Levi Meaden Joins ‘Breaking In’

Iben Akerlie Cast In ‘Mortal’; Levi Meaden Joins ‘Breaking In’
Norwegian actress Iben Akerlie is set to co-star in André Ovredal’s adventure fantasy film Mortal, along with Nat Wolff and Priyanka Bose. Written by Ovredal, Norman Lesperance and Geoff Bussetil, the pic follows Eric Johansen (Wolff), who is actively pursued by the police after his powers have killed people and caused tragedy. Akerlie will play Christine, a psychologist brought in to help with his case, who believes that Eric can control his powers and use them for good…
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