EXCLUSIVE: The producers behind the upcoming adaptation of the Norwegian fantasy book series will present the project to buyers tomorrow [May 16].


Gudrun Giddings and Christian Arnold-Beutel are taking part in the Best Seller to Box Office literary adaptations programme at the International Village.

Phenomena is based on the seven-book series by Ruben Eliassen that centres on two elf children who learn they may hold the key to saving the world.

Giddings optioned the series and brought on Christian Limmer to adapt the books. The producers have earmarked an autumn shoot in Ireland and Bernd Schlötterer’s Palatin Media handles sales.

Phenomena is a co-production between Filmed Imagination, G4C Innovation and Magicworx.

The producer roster includes Marius Haugan and Daniel Marc Dreifuss.