THE CHURCH DEVIL

KYRKDJÄVULEN

By Anders GRÖNROOS

HACIENDA PRODUCTIONS AB - as PROD

Fantasy - Development 2014

When the small Devil that was buried in the Nordic Church has escaped it's up to Matti, Simon and Malin to bury it again and rescue the small town Pajala and the world from going under.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Fantasy
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • SWEDISH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Anders GRÖNROOS
    • Writer(s)
    • Anders GRÖNROOS, Mikael NIEMI
    • Producer(s)
    • Mirijam JOHANSSON (Wanted Pictures), Håkan BJERKING (Eyefeed Ab)
    • Synopsis
    • THE CHURCH DEVIL
      “The Church Devil” is a magical horror story coupled with a coming of age story in the same genre as “Twilight” and “Let Me In” (Låt den Rätte komma in). It is based on a novel by the Swedish author Mikael Niemi known for the international hit “Popular Music from Vittula”, which has already been turned into a film.
      “The Church Devil” is set in Northern Sweden on the border with Finland and tells the story of Matti and his two friends Simon and Malin who are in Junior High School in a small town. One day an evil creature is set-free in the samll town and when Matti discovers that he has shamanic powers he realizes that he and his friends are the only ones that can stop the evil that has invaded their small town. The story is filled with realistic depictions of the everyday life of Matti and his friends in Junior High School with bullying, friendship and love coupled with the supernatural forces that he and his two friends fight against. The story’s foundation is the history and shamanism of the area and the ethnic conflicts between the indigenous Finnish and Sami speaking population and the Swedes that conquered the area.
      Award winning Swedish director and writer Anders Grönros known for turning supernatural young adult novels into fantastic films such as “Agnes Cecilia” and “The Glasblower’s Children” starring Stellan Skarsgård and Pernilla August is currently drafting the script and is attached to direct the film.
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