- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Flipboard
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Tumblr
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
Germany’s Splendid Film has picked up Russian period action film Skif (Scythian), which is still in production, for German speaking countries.
Scythian, which is expected to be completed in the fall and to be released late in 2017 or early 2018, was also sold to Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.
The movie is focused on the dying Scythians, nomads who inhabited the central Eurasian steppes from about the ninth century B.C. until about the first century A.D.
“The script attracted me by its drive, strong characters and the genre of action fantasy, which is not quite typical for a Russian movie,” Sergei Selyanov, head of the movie’s production company CTB, said.
“This is a fantasy based on events of a distant past when paganism was being replaced with more advanced civilizations, and that caused serious clashes,” he added.
The movie is written and directed by Rustam Mosafir. Planeta Inform is handling international rights.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day
More from The Hollywood Reporter
Adam Devine and Pierce Brosnan Team Up After a Bank Robbery in Netflix’s ‘The Out-Laws’ Trailer
The Little Mermaid
Box Office: ‘The Little Mermaid’ Gets Doused in China, South Korea After Racist Backlash
Michael Keaton Teases ‘Beetlejuice 2’: “We’re Doing It Exactly Like We Did the First Movie”
Lukas Gage, Megan Suri and Harvey Guillén Join Jack Quaid in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Companion’