Rupert Grint: ICM Exclusive! Into the White at Stockholm Film Festival Part 1!

December 23rd, 2011, 5:15 AM– ICM is finally ready to share parts of the ICM Exclusive from Stockholm International Film Festival with you, and today we have a special treat for you all. As you all know, the new film with Rupert Grint, Into the White, was shown at the film festival as a part of their Work in Progress section – and ICM staffers Majbritt, Anna and Karo were present along with pseudo-staffer, Malene.

During the presentation the director Petter Næss and the producer/co-owner of Zentropa, Peter Aalbæk Jensen shared a lot of great insight on the production, the cast and the expectations for the film. Among other things, you can read a rather unexpected description of Into the White, given by Petter Næss:

That’s the kind of set up for the conflict and it’s actually a story where the antagonist is the growing friendship – it’s all about trying to maintain the enmity, trying not to become friends. So it’s actually like a love story, a romantic comedy.

You can read the full transcript of the presentation here – and get the full scoop on the blossoming bromance that took place between Rupert Grint and a fellow comrade!

Take a look at all our pictures taken at the presentation in our gallery by clicking here!

Part 2 of the Stockholm report will be here after Christmas – stay tuned for a lot more goodies from Mr. Næss! :-)

In other Into the White-related news: Back in April, the Norwegian TV channel, NRK, visited the set of Into the White – and ICM has just been given permission to show the video to give fans a glimpse behind the scenes of Into the White. You can see the news clip here:

You can find a translation of the Norwegian parts on YouTube underneath the video in the description :-)

Rupert Grint: Exclusive – Into the White TRAILER!

November 30th, 2011, 4:50 AM– We have some BIG NEWS for you right now! Zentropa has just released the brilliant trailer for Rupert Grint‘s new film, Into the White, exclusively on the Norwegian website, vg.no! There is no doubt that this trailer will make everyone even more excited about this film – even though you wouldn’t think it was possible. Petter Næss has seemingly done a superb job with this film!!

Take a look at the trailer here!

We are working on a translation of the article as we speak, but we didn’t want you to wait for the trailer any longer! Among the good stuff in the article, the Norwegian actor Stig Henrik Hoff says the following about Rupert Grint:

“He’s and all-around gentleman. Charming, funny and a f****** good actor! Always bloody well prepared, the script just spurts right out of him. Had he been a sour movie star with diva-like qualities it would have been absolutely awful, but he certainly wasn’t anything like that.”

ENJOY :-)

UPDATE #1: You can now read the entire article from vg.no here

UPDATE #2: Many of you may not be able to understand the German and Norwegian parts of the trailer, which is why we decided to translate the bits for you – they should be in order:

Headings: Grotli, Norway, April 27, 1940. The war is raging in Europe. Zentropa presents Into the White. A film by Petter Næss

Schwarz: And what do we do now?
Schopis: We return to the coast, catch up with our army and go back to war.

Heading: Inspired by real events

Schopis: You’re officially prisoners of the Third Reich
Schwarz: Shouldn’t we shoot them?
Schopis: No.
Schwarz: Why not?
Schopis: We’re no Hottentotten, Schwarz.

Norwegian ski patrol 1: We’ve come upon a burned out German air plane here (points on map)
Norwegian ski patrol 2: The crew?
Norwegian ski patrol 1: [I/we] don’t know

Heading: In cinemas March 9 2012

UPDATE #3: The promotional adventure of Into the White is slowly getting off the ground. This also means that the film now has OFFICIAL sites at social networks which has been approved by Zentropa.

We recommend that you “Like” the Facebook Page here, “Subscribe” to the YouTube Channel here and “Follow” the Twitter here.

That way you will get all the official news and videos first! :-)

Rupert Grint: ICM Exclusive – Into the White preview in Stockholm!

November 17th, 2011, 11:15AM– Greetings from Stockholm International Film Festival! A peview of Into the White, the new film with Rupert Grint, was shown at the film festival here in Stockholm as a part of the Work in Progress section which took place today at Filmhuset, Bio Mauritz.

ICM was represented by four lucky staff members who got the chance to see and hear new things about the film formerly known as Comrade – Anna, Karo, Majbritt and pseudo-staffer Malene. It was a 30 minute presentation which included a chat with Norwegian director Petter Næss and the Danish producer and co-owner of Zentropa, Peter Aalbæk Jensen as well as three clips from the film.

We can tell you that the film looks very promising and we will see Rupert in a completely different role and setting than we’ve ever seen before.

After the presentation, we had the chance to have a short chat with Petter Næss about the film. He was extremely excited about the whole project – as much as we all are. More about this later – but do stay tuned this coming week. We might have more Into the White related goodies coming to you very soon ;-)

Karo, Malene, Petter, Majbritt and Anna

Update: Our time in Stockholm is almost over now – but what a trip it has been. Today we had an appointment to meet up with Into the White director Petter Næss at Berns Hotel here in Stockholm – and it ended up being a whole hour of chatting about everything from Rupert, Into the White and the myth that Danish people drink a lot of beer (which of course is not true – at all… ;-) ). We will make sure to get the interview published ASAP – but be patient with us! Transcribing an hour’s worth of talking takes time – but we’ll be as quick as possible.

Confirmed: Rupert Grint’s Comrade gets new title – INTO THE WHITE!

November 15th, 2011, 4:53AM– Some of you might have noticed the fact that we jumped the gun a few days ago with this piece of exclusive news! But now we’re ready to make it completely official – the upcoming film Comrade with Rupert Grint has been given a brand new title: Into the White, and we have just received the confirmation from Zentropa and TrustNordisk that this is indeed true. :-)

What do you think of the new title?

In the press release from Zentropa which has just hit the press, the Norwegian director Petter Næss says the following about the change in title:

“Comrade was a great title for an exciting and incredible story from the Second World War. In the film’s post-production, we have reached the conclusion that Into the White is a title more fitting for the film. It has a nice ring to it and is more precise with respect to the film’s storyline and theme: Two British and three German pilots who shoot each other down and land in the Norwegian mountains during the winter where they encounter a white and unknown landscape both when it comes to facing nature and the enemy.”

According to the press release, Into the White will hit the Norwegian cinemas on March 9th 2012 :-)

Into the White!

Rupert Grint: New Comrade Distributors Revealed!

November 3rd, 2011, 6:28AM — The new film with Rupert Grint keeps on getting the buzz that it so rightfully deserves. Comrade has basically been “on tour” throughout the world and been shown to various distributors at film festivals. This has led to new distributors, which we are happy to share with you all.

So far, we’ve known about the following distributors: Metrodome (UK), Kino Swiat (Poland), Vendetta (Australia) and Golem (Spain) – and now, we can add some more to that list. KT Film & Media has bought the rights to several countries in the former Yugoslavia and Film Europe will handle the distribution in Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Remember that you still have time to submit your questions for Comrade‘s director Petter Næss – read more about it here! :-)