Chinese company Twinkle Film Productions has acquired the remake rights of Danish animation film “Ronal The Barbarian.”
Shanghai-based Twinkle, headed by Sheng Deng (“Breakup Buddies”) plans a live action version for Chinese audiences.
“Ronal” was completed in 2011 and directed by Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen, Thorbjoern Christoffersen and Philip Einstein Lipski.
It tells the tale of a weak and skinny barbarian who rises to the occasion when his village comes under attack.
“That’s totally awesome. I really hope they will manage to get it financed, I would love a Chinese live action take on our Ronal,” Heidegaard told Variety.
“We are just now starting the development of the film. It is a good, hero story but in a very funny way,” Sheng told Variety. “Chinese audiences would not go for it if it were serious.”