PRODUCTION: Koko and the Ghosts sequel The Mysterious Boy starts production

By FNE Staff

    ZAGREB: The Mysterious Boy, based on a famous Croatian children’s novel and a sequel to the 2011 critical and box office hit Koko and the Ghosts, has started shooting. Koko and the Ghosts, a detective thriller for children, had 86,000 admissions.

    The Mysterious Boy is directed by Dražen Žarković and written by Hana Jušić. The film is based on the novel by Ivan Kušan, produced by Ankica Jurić Tilić for Kinorama (www.kinorama.hr) and Croatian Radiotelevision (www.hrt.hr). The film will be distributed by Continental film (www.continental-film.hr) in 2013.

    Flagship works take pride in qualities that make them last for decades and centuries. If you have a good literary basis, you only need to be skillful enough to transpose its basic traits into a film script,” Tilić said. Jušić said the script for The Mysterious Boy has been revised 17 times.