LONDON — British auteur Terence Davies is poised to make his long-awaited feature based on the classic Scottish novel “Sunset Song.”
According to producer Bob Last, the pic is casting to shoot in late 2012 or early 2013 in Scotland and Sweden.
Last, who produced “The House of Mirth” for Davies in 2000, has struck a deal to co-finance “Sunset Song” with Sol Papadopoulos and Roy Boulter of Hurricane Films, who produced Davies’ 2008 doc “Of Time and the City.”
Hurricane has raised its own equity fund, which will invest in the project.
Last, who most recently produced “The Illusionist,” has also secured a Swedish co-production deal with Christer Nilson of Gotafilm, producer of “Simon and the Oaks.”
“Sunset Song,” written by Lewis Grassic Gibson, was published in 1932. Set in the early 20th century, it’s the story of a farmer’s daughter in northern Scotland struggling for love amid hardship and family misfortune.
Davies has been developing this passion project with Last for many years, but its tough subject matter made it hard to find backing.