Actor Mads Mikkelsen is teaming up once again with filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel for a new period movie. The duo had before labored with each other for the critically-acclaimed 2012 film ‘A Royal Affair’, which also highlighted Alicia Vikander.
The new film, which is tentatively titled ‘King’s Land’, is dependent on the 2020 Danish bestselling e-book ‘The Captain And Ann Barbara’. Arcel has penned the screenplay with filmmaker Anders Thomas Jensen, claimed Deadline.
The story is set in the mid-1700s, when Danish King Fredirik V declared that the wild heath of Jutland should be tamed, cultivated and colonised so that civilisation could spread and new taxes be produced for the royal property.
“However, no a single dared to observe the King’s decree. The heath meant certain loss of life – a godforsaken area haunted by ravenous wolves, highwaymen, and a brutal and unforgiving nature. But in the late summer season of 1755, a lone soldier by the identify of Ludvig Kahlen rode into the heath in a stubborn pursuit of a lifelong desire, established to access his target: The heath would possibly deliver him the prosperity and honour he had prolonged seeked… or get the far better of him,” the plot synopsis read through.
The movie is expected to start out shooting on September 5 in Denmark, Germany and the Czech Republic.
“Nikolaj Arcel and I had a impressive collaboration throughout ‘A Royal Affair’, and I am over and above enthusiastic to be working with him after again. He has an awe-inspiring vision for the film, and he and Anders Thomas have penned an awesome script. Its brutality and tenderness deeply moved me when I initially read through it. It really is an significant and interesting chapter in Danish record about to be adapted for the display and carrying topics nonetheless suitable to this very day. Besides, it is a thrilling story and very an adventure,” Mikkelsen reported.
The Danish star was most not too long ago viewed in Warner Bros’ ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Tricks of Dumbledore’. He will up coming characteristic in the fifth ‘Indiana Jones’ movie, headlined by Harrison Ford.
[With Inputs From PTI]