(MTI) – The shooting of a high-budget international film production about Hungary’s legendary race horse Kincsem is expected to start in late October, the producer said on Thursday.
Gabor Losonczi told a press conference that the film entitled The Invincible would be co-produced by Hungary, Britain, Russia, Germany, US and Austria. Academy Award winning Roger Christian whose past credits include films in the Star Wars and Alien franchises will sit in the director’s seat, he added.
The screenplay has been written by Tibor Fonyodi from Losonczi’s idea and Geza Beremenyi’s original novel. Poet Geza Szocs, a chief advisor to Prime Minister Viktor Orban, will be in charge of dramaturgy.
The film’s planned budget is 20-25 million dollars and such international stars have been invited to appear in it as Mads Mikkelsen, Martin Freeman, Ed Harris and Jean-Paul Belmondo.
Shooting is planned to conclude in the spring of 2015.
Losonczi said no state support would be used for the film.