Studio 100 Media and m4e have tied up with Rat Pack Filmproduktion to develop and produce a live-action version of Vic the Viking called Vicky.
Rat Pack has already produced the movies Vicky the Viking and Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods, which were released in German-language theaters. Christian Becker, Rat Pack’s executive director and producer, and Studio 100 Media and m4e CEO Ulli Stoef are now adapting the story as a live-action show.
Vicky the Viking is a popular kids’ book series penned by Sweden’s Runer Jonsson. It was first published in Germany back in 1964.
“Together with our long-time partners at Studio 100, including Ulli Stoef and his creative team, we are very pleased to recreate the adventures of Vic, the little Viking child, as a multi-part live-action production, which, along with our live-action cinema Vicky, will amaze young and old alike,” said Becker: “The Vicky live-action series full of pure family entertainment will tell new, exciting stories about the little Viking—including the latest technology and the production value of the feature film, contemporary humor and the beloved Vicky charm. The old as well as new fans will once again be perfectly entertained and finally accompany their hero in his various big and small adventures again.”
Stoef added: “I simply love all those Vicky the Viking stories and—after taking over the management of Studio 100 Media—it was one of my big desires to include bringing us into the realm of live-action content. What could be better than using a top-line producer on such a great product as Vicky? Our success—at Studio 100 as well as at m4e—has always been based on creating and developing properties in an early and very close relationship with creative and outstanding producers for all of our topics. We are very pleased to have found such a partner with Christian Becker and his Rat Pack. He is not only an outstanding producer, but he is already very familiar with the subject.”