Fernando Meirelles' City Of God looks set to spawn not only a record breaking TVseries called City Of Men butanother feature film as well.
Recently-launched UK-based sales outfit Lumina Films aims tolaunch sales for the full-length feature at Cannes, with shooting slated for alate 2005 start. No director is as yet attached, but the film will form part ofthe slate at Buena Onda, Lumina's production and acquisition sistercompany headed by Donald K Ranvaud, one of City Of God's co-producers.
Interest in City Of Men isalready strong, with Lumina's head of sales Samantha Horley selling thefirst two seasons of the TV series at the AFM to Presidio in Japan. Lumina hasalso taken on sales for the third season of the series, which drew an estimatedaudience of 35 million viewers in Brazil when first screened.
The story follows the escapades of two teenagers as theylive, play and survive in the slums of Rio.