Berlin's Schiwago Film is teaming with Stockholm-based Yellow Bird for the period drama The Red Antelope, based on the novel by Swedish writer Henning Mankell, author of the bestselling Kurt Wallander book series and current member of the Berlinale's international jury.
According to Variety, the production is one of a slew of projects in Schiwago's fast-growing slate.
Set in the 19th century, The Red Antelope follows the story of a Swede who travels to South Africa and returns with an orphaned boy, who is the lone survivor of a massacred clan, and who is forced to adapt to a strange new world. The Wallander novels have yielded several successful TV series and miniseries.
No production date has been set.