Tuesday 21 September 2021

Principal Photography Begins On IMMORTAL

Principal photography has begun on IMMORTAL, a nerve-crunching World War II action film, from Rare Exports director Jalmari Helander, in which one man goes to war against the Nazi German army in the Finnish wilderness. Filming will take place in Lapland and Helsinki, Finland.

IMMORTAL (Sisu in Finnish) is written and directed by Helander (Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, Big Game) and produced by Petri Jokiranta and Subzero Film Entertainment. Executive producers are Mike Goodridge, Gregory Ouanhon and Antonio Salas. 

After years of searching in vain, Aatami Korpi finally finds gold in the wilds of Lapland. To get his loot home, he must travel through wilderness occupied and destroyed by German troops.

Jorma Tommila (Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale) will play Aatami. Cast members joining Tommila include Aksel Hennie (The Martian), Jack Doolan (The Hatton Garden Job) and Onni Tommila (Big Game).

Jalmari Helander, Writer & Director

“It is more than exciting for me to be starting production on IMMORTAL. A few months ago, I woke up at five in the morning so excited about this day. Now it’s here, it’s a hell of a good feeling. I have long cherished the idea of a bang ‘em up action movie set in the last days of World War II in Finland, and we have assembled a dream team of crew and cast to bring it to life. It’s great for me to be working with my long-time acting collaborators Jorma Tommila and Onni Tommila, but also exciting to have new players Aksel Hennie and Jack Doolan join us."

The creative team includes director of photography Kjell Lagerroos, production designer Otso Linnalaakso, costume designer Anna Vilppunen, makeup designer Salla Yli-Luopa and editor Juho Virolainen.