The FFF is funding the five projects in the program International Theatrical Features and Series.
Bavaria’s Digital Minister Judith Gerlach: “Superhero films have been a guarantee for profitable box offices for years. Now too, they will increase the chances that more people will venture into the cinemas again. I am therefore particularly pleased that four international productions with absolute blockbuster potential are currently being created in which the visual effects are ‘made in Bavaria`. This clearly shows that Bavaria is increasingly becoming a flagship location for outstanding digital effects. In addition, there is another promising series, Kitz, which will primarily be shot and produced in Bavaria. We are pleased to support these five projects with 2 million euros.”
Production Funding Line Producer/Digital Image Design
Author and director Chloé Zhao, who is currently in the running for the Golden Lion in Venice with Nomadland, will present her next film, The Eternals. Disney is expected to release the 25th Marvel film next year. The Bavarian company ScanlineVFX is involved in the project as line producer/digital image design. FFF Bayern supports the executive production with 650,000 euros.
The Munich VFX Studio Trixter is involved in three international blockbusters as line producer/digital imaging. With El Dorado, Warner will produce the next action movie from the world of the superhero team Suicide Squad. The other two projects will be produced by Marvel and released by Disney: Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, the popular supporting character from The Avengers and Iron Man, becomes the protagonist in the superhero drama Blue Bayou - Black Widow, who works as a freelance agent in today’s New York. She will again be played by Scarlett Johansson. With Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Marvel will adapt the comics about the fictional martial artist Shang-Chi. The FFF Bayern supports the executive productions with 100,000 euros (El Dorado), 390,000 euros (Blue Bayou) and 410,000 euros (Shang-Chi).
Production Funding Line Producer/Series
FFF Bayern is supporting the series Kitz (WT) with 400,000 euros. The young-adult series is about a group of young people from Munich who come to Kitzbühel every year to party.
Odeon Fiction is producing the six episodes for Netflix. The production company is the merger of Novafilm Fernsehproduktion GmbH and H&V Entertainment GmbH. Nikolaus Schulz-Dornburg and Vitus Reinbold will act as creator and executive producer. Daniela Baumgärtl, Tanja Bubbel, Janina Dahse and Korbinian Hamberger form the writers’ room. Maurice Hübner and Lea Becker will direct.
Production is planned to take place on a total of 66 shooting days starting in early November, 50 of which will take place in Berchtesgadener Land, the “Location of the Year 2018”. The remaining 16 days of shooting are planned in Kitzbühel. Post-production and VFX work will also take place in Bavaria.