Germany’s first 3D independent film, The Forbidden Girl is currently shooting in Jena and Berlin, Germany. The stereoscopic mystery thriller, involving werewolves and witches, is being directed by Till Hastreiter (Status Yo!), who also wrote the screenplay. Holger Hage and Ingo Hamacher are producing for EMP 1. Stereofilm, in association with gute filme Switzerland. The cast for this $3m English language feature is lead by Jeanette Hain (The Reader), and also includes Peter Gadiot, Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen and Klaus Tange. Shooting is expected to wrap in October with a 2011 release in Germany through Farbfilm. Mainsail handles international sales.
Mabrouk El-Mechri (JCVD) is currently shooting his new film in Spain with Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver and Henry Cavill in the lead roles among others. The Cold Light Of Day is based on a screenplay by Scott Wiper and John Petroand and centres on a young American whose family is kidnapped while on vacation in Spain. This ignites a desperate search for the link between their disappearance and his father’s secrets.
The Spain-US co-production is produced by Trevor Macy and Marc D Evans for Intrepid Pictures, as well as Jesus Martinez (Galavis Film). Steven Zaillian, Kevin Mann and Matthew Perniciaro serve as executive producers. Shooting is scheduled to be completed in about 8 weeks (mid-November) with Summit distributing the action thriller in the US and also handling international sales.
A young woman who moves into a new neighbourhood and decides to dress as a boy in order to find friends is at the centre of this new film by Céline Sciamma. Tomboy was shooting over the summer in Paris, starring Zoé Heran, Malonn Levana, Mathieu Demy, Jeanne Disson and Sophie Cattani. Scammia also wrote the script for this drama, which is produced by Bénédicte Couvreur with Hold Up Films & Productions. It is expected to be released next year and will be sold internationally by Films Distribution.