ByJesse Haaja, writer at Creators.co
Jesse Haaja

The filming of the first Scandinavian superhero movie Rendel is already in the halfway. The highly anticipated title will be released in 2016.

After 3 weeks of intense filming Jesse Haaja, the director and creator of Rendel is more than happy with the material.

Director Jesse Haaja and Kris Gummers (RENDEL)
Director Jesse Haaja and Kris Gummers (RENDEL)

- At this point of the production, the biggest positive thing is the high visual quality we’ve been able to achieve, says Haaja.

Before the filming started, the movie received a remarkable boost in its production budget by the entry of Black Lion Pictures and Frozen Flame Pictures. As a result, basically the whole project was rebooted.

Alina Tomnikov is MARLA / Photo: Juuli Aschan
Alina Tomnikov is MARLA / Photo: Juuli Aschan

- Thanks to the increased budged we’re now able to do things we couldn’t include in our original plans. To be honest, almost everything has changed. The only thing that remains untouched is the original story: Rendel will still be a dark tale of a man blinded by revenge.

The only thing that remains untouched is the original story: Rendel will still be a dark tale of a man blinded by revenge.

- This is also the reason why we’ve removed the previously released teaser material from the web: the old material simply does not represent the quality of the upcoming movie anymore. Things are going to look so much better, Haaja says.

We can expect to see new the Rendel material at the beginning of 2016.

Photos: Juuli Aschan

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Rendel is a comic character created by the director Jesse Haaja 16 years ago in Finland. Now, over a decade after the first sketches, the masked avenger Rendel (refers to the Hungarian word order) is about to hit the cinemas. Rendel will be the first Finnish superhero movie ever and it has already drawn a great deal of attention and positive fan feedback.

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