Creators of ‘Midnight Sun’ working on feature-length family film

The creators of the Swedish/French crime series Midnight Sun are producing their first family feature film, the Nordic Film & TV Fund reports.

Titled Alone in Space, the film is about siblings Gladys (13) and her brother Keaton (6) who are lost in space on an enormous evacuation spaceship after an environmental disaster. They are on their way to paradise planet Vial, guided and helped in their odyssey by Japanese computer Otōsan, an A.I. that controls the spaceship and life support system. One day Vojajer, a friendly alien refugee crashes into their spaceship, on his quest to find Earth. Together the alien and the children will fight for survival.

The film has a budget of 20 million SEK and will be shot almost entirely at Filmpool Nord’s new Studio Nord in North Sweden. TrustNordisk handles world sales.

Producer Anna Knochenhauer told the Nordic Film & TV Fund news site they hope to create a retro look as seen on Netflix’s Stranger Things, but with sci-fi films like Alien in mind.

Filming will start in July with a release date set for autumn 2018.

Photo: Nice Drama

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.