Shoot is set for October 5 in Latvia on supernatural-thriller The Sonata, which will star Freya Tingley (Hemlock Grove), Simon Akbarian (Casino Royale), Bruce Davison (X-Men) and Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner).
The France-UK-Latvia-Russia co-production is produced by The Project, Featuristic Films, Tasse Films and CTB Film Company.
Director Andrew Desmond’s English-language feature debut charts the story of a young violinist (Tingley) who unravels her long-lost father’s past triggering dark forces.
Crew includes VFX supervisor Sébastien Drouin (2046), storyboard artist Eric Gandois (Lucy), concept artist François Baranger (Harry Potter), production designer Audrius Dumikas (art director on BBC mini-drama War and Peace) and Janis Eglitis as cinematographer (The Gambler).
Music is currently being composed by Alexis Maingaud (Arctic Odyssey).
Shoot is set to last six weeks on the feature which will be mixed in Dolby Atmos.
The privately-financed film, developed with France’s CNC, also received support from the National Latvian Film Center and the Riga Film Fund.
European co-production collective The Project is currently in post-production on Basque-langauge fantasy movie Errementari, which will debut in competition at Sitges.