Trust Film Sales will handle world sales on Mother's Elling, the follow up to 2001's international box-office hit Elling, which has already been seen by more than 300,000 Norwegians and grossed some $2.5m in four weeks.

UIP, which distributes the film in Scandinavia, had first look, but Trust Film Sales also handled the first film, which was sold across the world and received a Oscar-nomination as best foreign language film.

Ascot Elite and Arsenal have already taken Swiss and German rights for Mother's Elling, which takes place before the first film and sees the title character going on a holiday to Spain with his terminally ill mother.

The success of the second film has made producer Dag Alveberg of Maipo Film- & TV Produksjon certain that there will be a third final film about the endearing Elling.