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.