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Michael Haneke to Make ‘Kelvin’s Book,’ a TV Series


Michael Haneke on the Cannes Film Festival in 2017.

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The Oscar-winning Austrian director Michael Haneke is operating on a TV sequence, known as “Kelvin’s Book,” the tv corporate FremantleMedia introduced on Monday.

The 10-part English-language display shall be set in a dystopian long term and tells the tale of a staff of younger folks whose aircraft is pressured to make an emergency touchdown.

In a information commentary, Mr. Haneke stated, “After 10 TV-movies and 12 films, I wanted to tell a longer story for once.”

Mr. Haneke’s “Amour,” a French-language movie about an getting old couple, gained the Academy Award for easiest overseas language movie in 2012 and the Palme d’Or, the very best accolade on the Cannes Film Festival, the similar 12 months. The acclaimed director had up to now gained the Palme d’Or for his film “The White Ribbon” in 2009.

Mr. Haneke started his filmmaking profession in tv and made motion pictures for TV in West Germany within the 1970s and ’80s, in addition to a two-part mini-series, “Lemmings,” in 1979. In 1997 he tailored Franz Kafka’s “The Castle” for ORF, Austria’s public provider broadcaster.

Mr. Haneke made his first characteristic movie, “The Seventh Continent,” in 1989. Most of Mr. Haneke’s motion pictures are in German and French, even though he remade his 1997 German-language movie “Funny Games” in English in 2007, and his newest film, “Happy End,” although basically in French, featured some discussion in English.

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