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Danish Animation ‘Ronal’ Set for Chinese Live-Action Remake (EXCLUSIVE)

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.

The film was produced by Trine Heidegaard of Selskabet af 28. Maj 2013 (previously Einstein Film,) with international sales to more than 30 countries handled by Denmark’s LevelK.

“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.”

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