Constantin Movie has unveiled the principle forged for Hagen, its bold new fable collection, billed as a reinterpretation of the Nibelungenlied, the German people saga continuously cited as an inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
Dutch actor Gijs Naber (Blackbook, The Tale of My Spouse) will big name because the titular Hagen von Tronje within the mission, along Jannis Niewöhner (Berlin Station, Amazon’s Beat) as his antagonist, the nearly-invincible hero Siegfried. Lilja van der Zwaag will play princess Kriemhild, Rosalinde Mynster the Valkyrie Brunhild, whilst Dominic Marcus Singer will take at the function of King Gunter.
Darkish actress Jördis Triebel and Jörg Hartmann (The Weissensee Saga) have supporting roles.
The Nibelungen saga has been tailored again and again earlier than, maximum famously in a sequence of 2 vintage movies from Fritz Lang within the Nineteen Twenties. A TV film model, in 2004, starred Kristanna Loken Brunhild, Alica Witt as Kriemhild and Julian Sands as Hagen; it is usually well-known because the performing debut of a tender Robert Pattinson.
In Constantin’s interpretation of the Thirteenth-century epic, Hagen is a Burgundian weapon grasp seeking to stay his crisis-ridden kingdom along side a way of responsibility and an iron fist whilst suppressing his personal darkish previous and his secret love for the King’s daughter, Kriemhild. The arriving of the mythical dragonslayer Siegfried threatens the stableness of the dominion, particularly after Kriemheld falls for Siegfried and her father, King Gunter, asks the hero Siegfried to lend a hand him drive the damaging Valkyrie Brunhild to change into his new queen. Hagen is stuck between his love for Kriemhild and his loyalty to his king.
Constantin is generating Hagen each as a characteristic movie and as a six-part match collection for German streaming provider RTL+. Cyrill Boss and Philipp Stennert, the duo at the back of Sky Germany’s hit thriller collection Pagan Top, are directing and co-wrote the script to Hagen with Doron Wisotzky additionally wrote the screenplay. Jan Ehlert, Christoph Müller, Christian Rohde and Constanze Guttmann are generating with Czech manufacturer Filip Hering. Constantin’s Martin Moszkowicz and Oliver Berben are govt manufacturers.
RTL will deal with German streaming and free-TV rights to the movie and collection, with Constantin proudly owning the movie and TV variations of the mission international.