The €8M ($8.5M) historic function, which is produced by Zentropa and might be shopped internationally by TrustNordisk, is penned by Arcel with Anders Thomas (Riders Of Justice) and is predicated on the 2020 Danish bestelling e book The Captain And Ann Barbara.
It’s set within the mid-1700s, when Danish King Fredirik V declared that the wild heath of Jutland must be tamed, cultivated and colonized in order that civilization may unfold and new taxes be generated for the royal home. However, nobody dared to observe his decree for the heath meant sure demise and was thought of a spot haunted by ravenous wolves, highwaymen and brutal and unforgiving nature. By 1755, lone solder Ludvig Kahlen rold into the heath in a cussed pursuit of a lifelong dream, decided to achieve his purpose: The heath would both convey him wealth and honor or would get the higher of him.
King’s Land is anticipated to start taking pictures on September 5 in Denmark, Germany and the Czech Republic. The worldwide co-production is produced by Louise Vesth (The House That Jack Built, Melancholia) and has already bought to Germany (Koch Films), France (The Jokers Films), Benelux (September Films) and Hungary (Vertigo Media). Nordisk Film will distribute within the Nordics and it’s anticipated to launch in Autumn 2023.
“Nikolaj Arcel and I had an impressive collaboration throughout A Royal Affair and I’m past excited to be working with him as soon as once more,” stated Mikkelsen in a press release. “He has an awe-inspiring imaginative and prescient for the movie and he and Anders Thomas have penned an incredible script. Its brutality and tenderness deeply moved me after I first learn it. It’s an essential and interesting chapter in Danish historical past about to be tailored for the display and carrying subjects nonetheless related to this very day.”
Arcel provides, “With King’s Land we are going to make a breath-taking, trendy and epic movie that embraces the darkness, humor, powerlessness, blood, sweat and insanity of the story that will get near the indefatigable pioneers of the heath and their enemies.”