US distributor Magnolia has acquired Mikkel Sandemose’s Ragnarok from TrustNordisk, after a three-minute promo was shown during Berlin’s EFM.
The deal was negotiated between SVP of Acquisitions Dori Begley and Director of Acquisitions Peter van Steemburg from Magnolia and CEO Rikke Ennis and Head of Sales Susan Wendt from TrustNordisk.
“We are very excited about Ragnarok, which has all the makings of a terrific action adventure. We are especially pleased to be working with our friends at TrustNordisk again to bring more great Scandinavian cinema to US audiences,” said President of Magnolia Pictures, Eamonn Bowles.
“I can’t recall having seen an action adventure film of this standard and production value coming out of Scandinavia. I am thrilled to have a partner like Magnolia aboard and can’t wait to present the film to the American audiences”, says Rikke Ennis, CEO at TrustNordisk.
Magnolia also recently acquired Norwegian conspiracy thriller Pioneer from TrustNordisk.
Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm of Fantefilm produce Ranganok, which stars Kon-Tiki’s Pal Sverre Hagen as an archaelogist obsessed with the Viking treasure, who discoveres terrifying secrets as he searches for the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the ‘end of days’ in Norse mythology.
Co-producers are Film i Väst, H. Aschehoug & Co, Ghost VFX and Tre Vänner with support from The Norwegian Film Institute, Nordic Film & TV Fund, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, The Swedish Film Institute, the MEDIA programme of the European Union and i2i Audiovisual.
Nordisk will release locally in October.