HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Fredric Jardin to Direct 3D ‘Twist’

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08 Feb 2013

Red Bull Media is shopping the modern take on the Charles Dickens tale to buyers at the European Film Market.

BERLIN — French filmmaker Frederic Jardin has signed on to direct Twist, a modern-day, 3D take on Charles DickensOliver Twist, which will begin shooting later this year.

the French crime drama Sleepless Nights (2011), is currently directing episodes of the International Emmy Award-winning action series Branquo for Canal Plus.

Set in modern-day London, Twist follows a young graffiti artist who gets taken in by a street gang that uses parkour, or urban free-running techniques, to pull off art heists.

The feature will be shot in 3D and produced by extreme sports specialists Red Bull Media House, London-based production and sales outfit The Salt Company and Pure Grass Films, a London-based shingle part-owned by Christophe Charlier, chairman of the Brooklyn Nets NBA basketball team.

Red Bull will be shopping the project to international buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin.