Silva, Mojto back on Mafia’s case

Four-part miniseries skedded to air in 2006

COLOGNE — Producers Sergio Silva and Jan Mojto have reteamed for another Mafia drama, following up on their cooperation in the 1980s and ’90s on Italian TV classic “La piovra” (The Octopus).

Their new project, which just wrapped lensing, “La moglie cinese” (“In the Claws of the Dragon”) is a four-part miniseries produced for Italy’s RAI and Germany’s ZDF for S8 million ($9.6 million), and is scheduled to air in 2006.

“La piovra,” which focuses on a prosecutor’s battle against the Mafia, ran for seven seasons and turned out to be one of Italy’s bestselling skeins abroad.

Presently in pre-production, Mojto’s Munich-based EOS Entertainment is preparing two-parter “Rudolf — The Crown Prince” as a German-Austrian-British co-production for a budget of around $13 million. EOS also announced that it will join Berlin-based shingle and frequent partner Teamworx for history drama “Nicht alle waren Moerder.”

Latter just received $300,000 in production aid from Bavarian film funder FFF Bayern; same amount was allocated to a TV project starring Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson, “Die muschelsucher” (The Clam Collectors).

The film fund in its July session allocated a total of $6 million to 33 pics. Bigscreen projects include Marco Kreuzpaintner’s human-trafficking drama “Welcome to America,” co-produced by Roland Emmerich’s Centropolis, and toon title “Dragon Chaser,” co-directed by Francois Hemmen, Guillaume Ivernet and Michael Coldewey.

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