Ridley Scott-produced Child 44 directed by Daniel Espinosa and produced by Scott Free Productions, Prague’s Stillking Films, Summit Entertainment and Worldview Entertainment started its 75-day shoot in June. Featuring a stellar cast including Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, and Noomi Rapace, the story is set in the Soviet Union during the Stalin era, where a disgraced Soviet military police officer investigates a series of child murders.
Another important international production starting in June in Prague is season three of the papal period drama Borgia.
Shooting the 12 x 60 series is expected to film for 133 days over the course of ten months. Film United (co-founded by Star Wars producer Rick McCallum) is behind the series, with Michael Schwarz producing.
The eight-episode Danish TV series 1864, the most expensive TV project in Danish history, began filming already in April and will end its 69-day shoot in mid-July.
Danish director/writer Ole Bornedal adapted Tom Buk-Swienty's best-selling novel Slagtebænk Dybbøl about one of the most important events of Danish history, the 1864 battle of Dybbøl. The project is produced by Denmark’s Miso Film, Sirena Film is the Czech coproducer. 1864 was among others, supported by The Czech Film Industry Support Program.