Adrian Garcia Bogliano will direct “Svart Cirkel” (Black Circle), a Swedish-language supernatural thriller backed by Joshua Sobel’s L.A.-based F as well as Sweden’s Klubb Super 8 and Solid Ent., Mexico’s Salto de Fe Films, Tenebrae Enterprises from Finland and the U.K.’s Mondo Macabro.
Marking their first genre outing, Rickard Gramfors and his partner Bo Gramfors are producing “Black Circle! for Sweden’s Klubb Super 8, in association with Andrea Quiroz Hernandez, producer of Bogliano’s latest, “Scherzo Diabolico,” working out of her Mexican company Salto de Fe Films.
In the latest deal, struck at Cannes, Mikko Aromaa’s Finnish production company Tenebrae Enterprises has boarded the project as a co-producer. In addition, Aromaa’s Night Visions Distribution, a distribution label of Scandinavia’s biggest genre film festival Night Visions, releases in Finland.
“A Field in England’s” executive producer Pete Tombs and “The Greasy Strangler’s” producer Andy Starke will co-produce at U.K.’s Mondo Macabro. The Swedish genre pic producer Solid Entertainment (“Wake Wood,” “Stitches”) is also joining the production.
That multilateral co-pro backing is a reflection of the cache of the Spanish-born but formerly Argentina-based Garcia Bogliano, now working out of Mexico, who was a 2012 Austin Fantastic Fest five-prize winner with the Spanish-language “Here Comes the Devil.”
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Another “Black Circle” lure is its star,Swedish icon Christina Lindberg, Quentin Tarantino’s inspiration for “Kill Bill,” through her role in 1973 Swedish cult classic thriller “They Call Her One-Eye.”
A genre-auteur, as so many of the young Latin American scare fare practioners, Garcia Bogliano “Black Circle” is the latest genre, geographic and language permutation for the director whose English-language U.S. war vet/werewolf tale “Late Phases” bowed at 2014’s SXSW, while ““Scherzo Diabolico” weighed in as a black comedy about a separating and out-of-work accountant’s kidnapping a teen girl, who proves his worst nightmare.
“Black Circle” turns on two sisters whose lives change dramatically after going through hypnosis using a mysterious vinyl album recorded in the 1970s.
“This is finally my opportunity to work with Christina Lindberg who has been one of my favorite actresses for many years,” said Bogliano.
He added: “She has an incredible presence and we’re getting an amazing cast and unique locations, that will make this movie something very different from anything you’ve seen from Swedish genre films.”
“We are thrilled to be teaming back up with the twisted minds of Adrian Garcia Bogliano and Andrea Quiroz Hernandez to support their next vision,”Black Circle.” The script is mesmerizing,” said Sobel.
“Black Circle’s” cast also features award-winning Swedish actors such as Mathilda Paradeiser (“She Monkeys”), Hanna and Erica Midfjäll (“I Miss You”), Madeleine Trollvik (“Johan Falk”) and singer Johan Palm.