Fans of Lauren Kate’s best selling “The Fallen” series of books should be thoroughly excited now that production has wrapped on the film. The release date has yet to be scheduled but the film is slated for 2015 release.
In a press release:
PRODUCTION WRAPS ON FILM ADAPTATION OF
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING FRANCHISE FALLEN
MAYHEM PICTURES, LOTUS ENTERTAINMENT AND SILVER REEL PRODUCING
BUDAPEST, Hungary, May 15, 2014 – Mayhem Pictures, Lotus Entertainment, and Silver Reel announced today that production for FALLEN, the much anticipated feature film adaptation of Lauren Kate’s worldwide bestselling young adult novel, has officially wrapped. The film was shot primarily on location in and around Budapest, Hungary.
FALLEN stars Addison Timlin (Stand Up Guys), Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Harrison Gilbertson (Need For Speed) alongside Joely Richardson (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo). Lola Kirke (Gone Girl) along with Sianoa Smit-McPhee (Hung), Daisy Head (Endeavour), Hermione Corfield (Maleficent) and Malachi Kirby (My Brother the Devil) round out the cast.
Australian filmmaker Scott Hicks (Shine) directed the film with a script by Michael Ross. The original screenplay was adapted by Kathryn Price and Nicole Millard. Scott Hicks’ creative team includes director of photography Alar Kivilo (The Blind Side), production designer Barbara Ling (The Lucky One), editor Scott Gray (Top of the Lake), costume designer Bojana Nikitovic (Marie Antoinette) and BAFTA winning makeup and hair artist Sallie Jaye (Wings of the Dove).
“I’m delighted to have directed the film FALLEN, based on Lauren Kate’s best-selling novel. I was drawn in by the intriguing premise of the story, the powerful array of memorable characters, and in particular the timeless romance between Luce and Daniel. I’m thrilled to have assembled a very fine cast, featuring the exceptionally promising talents of Addison, Jeremy and Harrison, and I have enjoyed working with them, together with the remarkable Joely Richardson, over the past months,” says Hicks.
Based on the worldwide bestselling book series, FALLEN is seen through the eyes of Lucinda “Luce” Price, a strong-willed seventeen-year-old living a seemingly ordinary life until she is accused of a crime she didn’t commit. Sent off to the imposing Sword & Cross reform school, Luce finds herself being courted by two young men to whom she feels oddly connected. Isolated and haunted by strange visions, Luce begins to unravel the secrets of her past and discovers the two men are fallen angels, competing for her love for centuries. Luce must choose where her feelings lie, pitting Heaven against Hell in an epic battle over true love.
Published in 2009 from debut author Lauren Kate; FALLEN topped the New York Time’s best sellers list, inspiring by three sequels to complete the series. To date the series has sold over 9 million copies across 30 countries around the world.
“Luce and Daniel’s story created a global community of fans. I think of this movie as a love letter to them” said Kate.
Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray of Mayhem Pictures serve as producers alongside Bill Johnson of Lotus Entertainment and Claudia Bluemhuber of Silver Reel. Jim Seibel and Campbell McInnes of Lotus, Florian Dargel from Silver Reel, Michael Stearns and Ted Malawar of Upstart Crow and Lauren Kate are executive producers. In addition, Todd Murata of Mayhem and Kerry Heysen-Hicks serve as co-producers. Silver Reel is financing the project with Lotus handling foreign sales.
Distribution rights to the film have been sold for worldwide territories.
Source: Production Companies ©2014 Lotus Entertainment,Mayhem Pictures,Silver Reel. All Rights Reserved.
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