Epic Pictures has announced they will be joining forces with Norwegian-based company Yesbox Productions to finance and produce an English-language sequel to Thale – the dark fantasy/horror film written and directed by Aleksander Nordaas that wowed audiences at last year's Toronto Film Fest & South By Southwest and went on to worldwide box-office success.
Nordaas is signed on to write and direct the sequel, which will tap into the same Norse mythology as the original. If you haven't seen it yet (it's on DVD now, so check it out, and be sure to watch the trailer below), Thale is the story of a pair of crime-scene cleaners who stumble upon a mute woman being held in the cellar of a remote woodland house and eventually discover her true mythical identity... and the full scope of her supernatural abilities.
"Ever since we screened Thale in Toronto and released it in the US, there's been a continuous stream of inquiries from fans, eager to know if there will ever be a sequel,” said Nordaas “and let's just say that this time, Thale will be facing some very different kind of animals.” Epic Pictures Producer Patrick Ewald revealed that the sequel's budget will be larger in order to expand the story to a grand scale. “Soon, kids around the world will be looking under their beds to see if they have a Huldra hiding under there."