LevelK has picked up rights to Danish 3D animated feature Ronal-The Barbarian (Ronal Barbaren), and will launch the project at the forthcoming AFM.
The film is set to debut in cinemas in autumn 2011.
The Einstein Film production is about a young barbarian with low self-esteem. Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen and Philip Einstein Lipski direct. The trio previously worked on 2004’s Terkel in Trouble and 2008’s Journey To Saturn. Christoffersen and Lipski also wrote the script for Ronal.
The voice cast for the Danish version will include Lars Mikkelsen, Preben Kristensen and Gitte Nielsen. Nordisk will launch it there in September 2011.
Einstein Film is a new production outfit launched by producer Trine Heidegaard with the three directors.
The film is co-produced by Danish commercial broadcaster, TV 2/Danmark, and supported by the Danish Film Institute.
Managing director Tine Klint of LevelK notes: “Ronal-The Barbarian is produced in English, and for the AFM I will be bringing both English and Spanish-language teasers.”
LevelK’s AFM slate also includes two other recent acquisitions: Umit Unal’s The Voice (SES) from Turkey and Jan Komasa’s Suicide Room (Sala samobojcow) from Poland. The slate also includes Brazilian director Toni Vanzolini’s feature debut Me and My Umbrella (Eu e Meu Guarda-Chuva).