Serendipity Point boards ‘Hunyadi’

Hollosgyuru to produce historical epic

BUDAPEST — Robert Lantos’ Serendipity Point Films has boarded Hungarian historical epic “Hunyadi,” based on local scribe Ban Mor’s bestsellers.

Hungary’s Hollosgyuru is producing the pic about the life of Janos Hunyadi, a general and nobleman who defended Hungary from invasion by the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century.

According to exec producer Cecilia Hazai, the pageantry of Mor’s novels, which include iconic characters such as Vlad Dracul (on whom Dracula was based) and epic battles, cater to audiences of dramas such as “Game of Thrones.”

“We think ‘Hunyadi’ will perform well, based on the trend of big historical pieces, and the amazing success of Mor’s books,” said Hazai.

Mor is writing the screenplay with Erika Szanto.

Mark Musselman will exec produce for Canada’s Serendipity Point. With a budget estimated at between $25 million to $30 million, the production is also backed by Hungary’s Twin Media while Hollosgyuru will tap the Hungarian Film Fund.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading