CANNES — Beta Film has picked up thriller “Terror,” which starts with the terrorist hijack of a passenger plane. Beta is offering the drama to buyers at MipTV in Cannes as a format and a ready-made TV movie.
In the film, the hijacker forces the pilot to set course for a packed soccer stadium. The drama focuses on a fighter pilot who, against orders, shoots the hijacked plane down, and is later prosecuted. It follows the court case and after listening to the evidence, TV viewers will be able to vote on whether the pilot is innocent or guilty. Alternative endings will be prepared.
Beta Film CEO Jan Mojto said: “’Terror’ places the audience in the middle of the action. We want to create an international event, a campfire of linear television, gathering people to ask and answer the universal question: guilty or not guilty?”
The feature-length drama is directed by Lars Kraume (“The People vs Fritz Bauer”), and produced by Oliver Berben (“Hotel Adlon — A Family Saga”), and is based on the work of author Ferdinand von Schirach. It is produced by Moovie and Constantin Film for German broadcaster ARD Degeto.
Other Beta Film dramas being offered at MipTV include “NSU German History X,” which follows the real-life story of a gang of fascist terrorists in modern-day Germany. It is produced by Gabriela Sperl for Wiedemann and Berg Television.