Lux Vide announces a new international production set to start in 2021, Sandokan.
From an idea of the producer Luca Bernabei, inspired by the popular eleven adventure novels by Italian author Emilio Salgari, Sandokan chronicles the story of the legendary 19th century pirate and his band, the Tigers of Mompracem, fighting against the colonial power of the Dutch and British empires in South East Asia.
The show will star the Turkish star Can Yaman (Daydream, Bitter Sweet) GQ’s man of the year in 2019 as Sandokan and Luca Argentero (DOC, Eat Pray Love) and his loyal friend and fellow pirate Yanez.
The show written by Alessandro Sermoneta (Devils) and Davide Lantieri (The Guest) will be a fresh and modern take to the world of Salgari, with a strong female point of view from the brave heroines such as Lady Marianna, whose casting is yet to be announced.
The production, currently in development, is set to start principal photography in 2021 between Lux Vide proprietary studios in Rome and exotic international locations.
The first season produced by Luca Bernabei, with the potential to be the start of a recurring format, will consist of eight episodes and has already caught the attention of the major European broadcasters and platforms.