Anders Refn set to start filming Into the Darkness - The Final Reckoning
- The second chapter of the family saga will once again star Jesper Christensen, Bodil Jørgensen and Mads Reuther in the leading roles
Danish editor Anders Refn is ready to start filming on the second chapter of the Skov family saga on 17 May. The new feature, entitled Into the Darkness - The Final Reckoning, will once again star the leads Jesper Christensen, Bodil Jørgensen and Mads Reuther. Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Sara Viktoria Bjerregaard Christensen, Lue Dittmann Støvelbæk and Sylvester Byder will also play their original roles. In 2020, Into the Darkness [+see also:
film profile] was the fourth highest grossing film in Danish cinemas in 2020 and recorded over 370,000 admissions.
The second instalment of the WW2 saga, penned by Refn himself and his regular collaborator Flemming Quist Møller, is set between 1943 and 1945 and will centre on Aksel Skov (Mads Reuther), who has become a hard-boiled partisan and left his family. As the Danish coalition government collapses, the patriarch Karl (Jesper Christensen) suddenly lacks political support and is forced to take drastic decisions to protect his family assets, which puts the relationship with his wife Eva (Bodil Jørgensen) under harsher pressure as she has always struggled with Karl’s collaboration with the Germans. The growing opposition to the occupying forces and increased brutality of the Germans have fatal consequences for the family.
Into the Darkness - The Final Reckoning is being staged by Lene Børglum for Space Rocket Nation and Refn himself for Vulkan Film. Scanbox Entertainment is in charge of its distribution. The feature received support from the Danish Film Institute, TV2, Film Fyn and the Nordisk Film & TV Fond. The domestic theatrical release is set for 31 March 2022.
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