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Milla Jovovich in Final Talks to Star in George R.R. Martin's 'In the Lost Lands'
Milla Jovovich is in final negotiations to star in In the Lost Lands, a fantasy-adventure project based on short stories by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.
Shameless actor Justin Chatwin is also on board the feature, which is to be directed by German director Constantin Werner (The Pagan Queen), who also wrote the screenplay adaptation.
The film will be a Germany-Canada co-production and is planning to begin shooting in Germany in the last quarter of 2015.
Myriad will handle worldwide sales on the film, and will introduce the project to buyers at this week’s European Film Market in Berlin.
Steve Hoban (Splice, Ginger Snaps), Oliver Luer (The Pianist, Valkyrie) and Nico Bruinsma (Cult Epics) are producing. Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico will serve as an executive producer on the film.
Lost Lands interconnects three female-centric Martin short stories, according to Myriad:
In one thread, the desperate queen of a city built into a towering mountain hires the sorceress Gray Alys (Jovovich) to travel into the ghostly wasteland called the Lost Lands, to obtain the gift of shape-shifting into a werewolf, but she doesn’t realize that the fulfillment of her wish will come at a terrible price.
Meanwhile, warrior girl Sharra must fight a dragon that serves as the gatekeeper of seven worlds to reunite with her lost lover Kaydar. During this quest she meets the mysterious lord of a deserted castle, Laren Dorr, who seduces her so completely that she forgets her quest and stays with him, unaware that he is the real gatekeeper.
And in the futuristic tale Bitterblooms, a young barbarian girl gets spellbound by a lonely witch in a spacecraft, who shows her beauty and love, which turns out to be a net of lies and deceit.