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Filmline to travel with ‘Jules Verne’

Talisman to co-produce $30 mil globetrotting series

MONTREAL — Canadian producer Filmline Intl. has come on board the TV drama series “The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne,” transforming the project from a British-American co-venture into a Canadian-British co-production.

With Filmline’s arrival as the Canuck producer, “Jules Verne” is now considered a majority Canadian co-production under the treaty guidelines. As such, the producers can access public financing both in Canada and the U.K.

Collaborative effort

The $30 million series is to be produced by Montreal-based Filmline and the newly created Talisman Crest of London, with some of the financing coming from U.K.-based financier Flashpoint. Exec producers are Richard Jackson, Neil Dunn, Gavin Scott, Pierre de Lespinois, Mike Huffington, and Filmline prexy Nicolas Clermont. Dunn is producing.

International sales are being handled by the Chicago-based Global Programming Network.

“The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne” was created by Gavin Scott, who co-wrote the recent pic “The Borrowers” and the upcoming Dreamworks film “Small Soldiers.”

Worldly wise

The high concept behind the series is the notion that Verne actually lived many of the amazing adventures he later recounted in the classic science-fiction novels “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” “Around the World in 80 Days” and “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” The series will roam the globe, with pitstops in Napoleon III’s Paris, the steppes of Russia, the jungles of India, the highlands of East Africa, the tombs of Egypt, the battlefields of the American Civil War and the Wild West.

Shooting will kick off July 13 in Montreal and all 22 episodes will be lensed in the Montreal region. Casting is to be announced shortly. The series has yet to be sold to a U.S. broadcaster and Clermont is presently in negotiations with CBC and CTV for Canadian TV rights to the show.

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