The pic is produced by Christian Becker, whose box office hits include “Vicky the Viking” and “Hui Buh – The Goofy Ghost,” and is directed by Dennis Gansel, best known for “Mechanic: Resurrection” and “The Wave.”
“With the pandemic continuing to turn our lives upside down, buyers are more eager than ever to find entertaining movies for all kinds of distribution,” Julia Weber, head of international acquisition and distribution at Global Screen, said.
“‘Jim Button and the Wild 13’ looks fantastic on the big screen, but with its fast-paced editing, the underlying world-renowned novel and its great dose of humour, it is also exactly what the platforms are currently looking for... With ‘Jim Button,’ Michael Ende wrote a fantastic story and created adventurous worlds. We were allowed to film this story and now hope to be able to take the film as well as Michael Ende’s legacy out into the wider world and be an inspiration for many children,” she said.
“Jim Button and the Wild 13” is produced by Rat Pack Filmproduktion, in co-production with Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, JM Filmproduktionsgesellschaft, Michael Ende Productions and Malao Film. Moonlighting Films was the service producer in South Africa.