MMG's Erwin Provoost has confirmed that The K File, based on the novel by Jef Geeraerts, will feature the same actors from the first film - Koen De Bouw and Werner De Smedt as the police detective duo. It is again an Antwerp-set crime thriller, this time involving the Albanian Mafia.
The news comes as MMG's latest feature Ben X, directed by Nic Balthazar and handled at the AFM by Films Distribution, continues to rack up sales. The latest deal confirmed is with Kinowelt for Germany. Other territories already closed include Aztec International (Australia), Isaan (Spain), and Dreamland (Brazil). Ben X was recently selected as Belgium's Oscar candidate.
The Alzheimer Case (2003), an Antwerp-based thriller about an assassin with failing memory, broke box-office records in Belgium and was sold all over the world. English-language remake rights were picked up by Focus Features, which recently renewed their option on the project.
Meanwhile, MMG is continuing to invest in smaller projects for the local market. The company is preparing Swoonie, the debut feature from Kaat Beels. Shooting on the ensemble drama is to begin in the middle of next year. MMG is likely to partner on the project with Dutch outfit Bos Bros.