'HAGEN OF TRONJE'
TO BECOME EPIC TV SERIES
We've seen a lot of international English language epic series produced by France, Italy, Russia in recent years, and now Germany is joining them as their Constantin Film will make an epic movie and a six part TV series
(produced by David Wnendt) based on Wolfgang Hohlbein's popular 1986 novel HAGEN OF TRONJE (Hagen von Tronje), a Nibelung saga adventure filled with dragons, dwarfs and magic which served as an inspiration even for J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
|Cyrill Boss and Philipp Stennert are set to direct|
Hagen From Tronje follows Hagen, a lonely, dark hero, and famous mythical hero Siegfried von Xanten, most radiant of them all, dragon slayer and ruler of the Nibelungen. But Hohlbein's novel turns upside down the well known constellation of the Nibelungen saga, in which Siegfried is the dazzling hero and Hagen is a traitor who uncovers the secret of Siegfried's only physical vulnerability and ends up murdering him insidiously! Here Hagen is a lonely hero, the last Viking to be closely related to the old gods, while Siegfried is an unscrupulous upstart. These new versions of them fight in the novel for power and love.