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Chinese Live-Action Remake of Animated ‘Ronal the Barbarian’ in The Works

Remake rights to Danish 3D animated feature film have been picked up by Shanghai production company Twinkle Film Productions .   

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK -- Shanghai-based production company Twinkle Film Productions has acquired the remake rights of 2011’s Danish 3D animation feature ‘Ronal the Barbarian,’ and are aiming for a live action version for the Chinese market. This announcement was made by LevelK, international sales, distribution and digital partner for distributors in their home country.

Produced by Trine Heidegaar, and directed by Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen, Thorbjørn Christoffersen, and Philip Einstein Lipski, the film made its domestic release September 22 by Nordisk Film Distibution. It has subsequently been been sold to 30+ countries worldwide.

“I really hope they will manage to get it financed, cause I would love to see a Chinese live action take on our Ronal,” commented Heidegaard.


Ronal. With a pageboy haircut and twig-like arms he is not exactly a hit with the Barbarian ladies. When evil Lord Volcazor kidnaps the rest of the Barbarian tribe, Ronal must summon the courage to save them and is soon joined by Alibert the buttery bard, Zandra the gorgeous shield-maiden and Elric the metrosexual elfin guide.

Source: LevelK