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Epic Pictures Sets ‘Thale’ Sequel

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In a pre-Cannes move, Los Angeles-based Epic Pictures Group has partnered with Norwegian-based Yesbox Prods. to finance and produce an English-language sequel to Aleksander Nordaas’ thriller “Thale.”

The companies will start selling international rights next week at Cannes. Announcement comes eight months after the original “Thale” premiered at Toronto.

The sequel will again be written and directed by Nordaas. Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson of Epic Pictures Group are producing alongside Bendik Heggen Strønstad of Yesbox.

The original Norwegian film focuses on two crime-scene cleaners discovering a mythical, tailed female creature in a concealed cellar. John Anderson gave the movie a mixed review for Variety at Toronto: “A nutty Norwegian mashup of drollery, myth and jolts to the nervous system, ‘Thale’ does a deft dance between grossout comedy and horror fantasy.”

Ewald said the sequel will be shot with an increased budget. Epic execs saw “Thale” at SXSW in March.

Epic also announced this week that it plans a biopic on soccer superstar Lionel Messi.

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