Lithuania’s Arturas Pozdniakovas will direct “The Legend of King Nal,” based on the legend of the Mahabharata.
HELSINKI, Finland — The country that gave the world films featuring a Santa Klaus in deep freeze (Rare Exports) and mad moon-based Nazis bent on 21st century revenge for losing the war (Iron Sky), is set to spring another surprise.
Helsinki-based producers Osmo Production Oy are in pre-production on The Legend of King Nal, a major 3D animated adaptation of a story from Indian Vedic epic, the Mahabharata.
The Hindu legend — which is believed to have inspired the European fairytales of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen — has long fascinated Lithuanian-born director Arturas Pozdniakovas, who grew up in a house full of books of Indian legends collected by his great uncle in the 1920s.
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