‘Thale’ Creature Finds Its Way To America

Cast - Thale 01 - Actress Silje Reinaamo

US-based Epic Pictures Group has announced today that they have partnered up with Norwegian-based Yesbox Productions to finance and produce an English-language sequel to the internationally successful Thale (read our review), the mythological suspense thriller which was written and directed by Aleksander Nordaas. The sequel will again be written and directed by Nordaas, with Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson of Epic Pictures Group producing alongside Bendik Heggen Strønstad of Yesbox Productions. The original film played at both Toronto and SXSW last year and became a worldwide hit, having been released in almost 50 countries.

In the original Norwegian film, “two crime-scene cleaners discover a mythical, tailed female creature in a concealed cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her story, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together: she’s been held captive for decades for reasons soon to surface. Thale is based on a mythical character in Nordic folklore called the “huldra”. According to the myth, a huldra is a beautiful creature with female attributes living deep in the woods. It is said that it seduces men that works in the woods by humming a beautiful song, and they never return to their village. You can recognize a huldra by its cow tail.

 
  • Dr.murder

    This is already on Netflix. Pick up the slack you guys are falling behind on tons of news.

    • chambertlo

      SEQUEL! SEQUEL!

  • Ravinus

    Seriously. I saw this movie almost a year ago and I live in America.

    • chambertlo

      It’s for a sequel! Please read the entire article before you rush to the comments. sheesh.

  • Lotusmist

    way to read guys they said SEQUEL^

  • chambertlo

    I loved the first film, and while a big budget sequel would probably take away a lot of what I liked from the original, I look forward to seeing what can be done with a more robust cast.