The Lionheart Brothers. A Visual Sketchbook.

I have always loved Astrid Lindgren's novel THE LIONHEART BROTHERS. I know this dark and powerful story since I was a child. It inspired me to create a visual concept of how I would film this fascinating book and so I started to write and draw the things I see in the story. I post some excerpts here because it's my common way of approaching a new project and to explore things in a visual way.

A true master in this discipline is Ridley Scott who gets started with all of his films by doing scribbles which he calls Ridleygrams. I can only recommend this method.

I made this part of my graduation project at film school and I still damn the fact that I don't have the possibilities to shoot this film.

At the moment, THE LIONHEART BROTHERS is shot by Swedish director Tomas Alfredson who also did "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy", a release date is not yet set. I hope that he won't turn the whole thing into a mere fantasy popcorn movie because it is far more than that – but I really look forward to his movie!

If you would like to read the whole visual script, please don't hesitate to contact me.