The Scandinavian sales agency TrustNordisk has picked up Wildwitch (Vildheks), the new fantasy film from Danish director Kasper Munk.

Based on the book by Lene Kaaberbøl, the film tells the story of twelve-year-old Clara, who gets scratched by a mysterious black cat and then discovers she can communicate with it. She soon realises she belongs to a family of witches with a strong connection to nature and animals.

One of Kaaberbøl’s best-known novels is The Shamer’s Daughter, which was adapted into a film and the is sequel currently in production.

The film is produced by Good Company Films and stars Gerda Lie Kaas (the daughter of Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and Sonja Richter. Wildwitch will be presented at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund in the ‘New Nordic Films’ work in progress section.

Shooting has commenced in Hungary and the release date is set for 2018.