Berlin Film Board Backs Detlev Buck's 'Measuring the World' in 3D

Latest round of funding also includes Michael Haneke's new film, 'Love', starring Isabelle Huppert.


COLOGNE, Germany -- German filmmaker Detlev Buck is set to measure the world in 3D.

The director of Same Same But Different and Tough Enough will adapt Daniel Kehlmann's international best-seller Measuring the World in 3D.

The novel is loosely based on the lives of 19th-century explorer Alexander von Humboldt and his contemporary, brilliant mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss.

While Humboldt traveled the world and mapped every river, mountain and lake in his path, Gauss remained in his hometown, sketching out the future in the form of mathematical equations.

Berlin's state film board, the Medienboard, has backed Measuring the World with $1.2 million (€900,000) in production subsidies.

The Medienboard also ponied up $1 million (€750,000) towards another 3D production: a animated version of Til Schweiger's romcom hits Rabbit Without Ears 1 and 2.

Michael Haneke's new film, Love, starring Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, also picked up Medienboard coin.

The feature will be produced by The White Ribbon team of France's Les Films du Losange and Germany's X Filme Creative Pool.

UFA Cinema's The Weekend, an adaptation of the novel by Bernhard Schlink (The Reader) starring Sebastian Koch and Katja Riemannand directed by Nina Grosse; Doris Dorrie's new feature Luck and That's All from veteran director Hans-Christian Schmid (Storm) also received production backing in the latest round of funding.

Rising directing star Ozgur Yildrim, whose debut Chiko was a critical hit, also received $1 million in subsidies towards his new feature, Bloodbrother, a biopic of Berlin-based gangster rapper Sido, who will play himself.