Fabrice du Wells, whose latest film starring in Toronto is “Inexcusable” (pictured), is renaming his next project, “Maldorr” in Fracas Productions with his Belgian producer Jean-Yves Raubin.
Inspired by a true story, “Moldor” follows Paul Chartier, a young police officer who is caught up in a case involving a notorious child molester after he came close to being caught. Popular Belgian actor Benoit Powellward, the “irrational” star, is part of the cast of “Maldorre”.
Rubin, who appeared in San Sebastian with Lucille Hadzihalilovic’s “Yarwig” and “Titan” (which he co-produced), described “Maldor” as a combination of David Fincher’s “Zodiac” in a vein of thriller and film Nair. He said the film, now in development, was inspired by a notorious crime that rocked Belgium in the 1990s, known as the Affair Dutrox.
Mark Dutrox was a convicted Belgian serial killer, rapist, and child molester who was sentenced in 1996 to life in prison. .
The “Moldorer” marks the follow-up to the du Wells to “Worship” which opened at Locarno and won prizes at the Sitges, among other festivals. Belgian Helmer is best known for directing the horror movies “Calvary” and “Venetian”. Rubin said he is interested in working with Du Wells on genre films that are accessible to the audience. Du Wells is currently finishing the script for “Moldor” and is expected to begin shooting next year.
“We like high-end films that spread feathers; Not surprisingly, our company name is Fracas (which means rough fight), ”the manufacturer said.
Fracas is ready to reunite with Michael Rosekam (“Bullhead,” “Racer and the Jailbird”), including “Le Fox Sawyer” which is in early development. Based on a true story, the period film follows a man who saw his parents killed by German soldiers during WW1 in 1914 and became a vengeful member of the resistance during World War II and turned the local Belgian newspaper into a patriotic and satirical tract. When fighting the Nazis.
Robin is also creating ambitious projects by female directors, including Delphine Knowles “Craig” and Martha Bergman “Amerio”; And new debuts such as Marion Renard’s “Blood Makes Noise”, Noemi Nicholas’ “Some Velvet Morning” and Aline Magrez’s “El Idol”.
Rubin, one of Belgium’s most successful and daring producers, said female directors represented 0% to 0% of Fracas’ lineup. “We do not do it on purpose; It just so happens that these managers are real artists regardless of their gender, “said Rubin, president of the Belgian Production Guild. Robin added: No. “
The company is also very active as a co-producer. Its recent co-production credits include Julia Ducorn’s Palme d’Or winner “Titan” and Arthur Harari’s Uncategorized Reader title “Onoda” and Venice’s “Madeleine Collins”.