Munich-based world sales company Global Screen, a brand of Telepool, has pre-sold the new adaptation of the celebrated Eric Knight novel, LASSIE COME HOME, whose canine character was first brought to the big screen more than 75 years ago, to more than 44 countries. These include Italy (Lucky Red), France (MEDIAWAN Rights), Scandinavia (Angel Scandinavia), Israel (Film House), CIS (Volga Film), the Czech Republic/Slovenia/Hungary (Prorom), Poland (Kino SWIAT), Former Yugoslavia (Investacommerce), the Baltic states (Volga Film), South Korea (Challan) and Peru/Ecuador/Bolivia/Central America (Delta Films),
The German theatrical release is planned by Warner Bros. Pictures for February 20, 2020. The family entertainment adventure has been produced by Henning Ferber through LCH Film UG in co-production with Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, Suedstern Film, and Traumfabrik Babelsberg. Hanno Olderdissen directed the heartwarming story from a script by Jane Ainscough.
Flo's best friend is his Collie Lassie. When his family is forced to give the dog away, Flo is heartbroken. But Lassie isn’t easily separated from Flo and embarks on an adventurous journey across Germany, a journey back to her beloved friend Flo.
Alice Buquoy, Senior Sales and Acquisitions Manager International at Global Screen, a brand of Telepool, says: “We are very happy that so many countries have already decided to bring Lassie, the most famous dog in film history, back to the cinema screens. We hope that we can also convince the remaining territories of this timeless, adventurous and incomparable story about inseparable friendship that can overcome everything.”
The live-action family entertainment production received backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg, and the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF) as well as the Czech Film Fund.
Global Screen, the sales division of German licensing and distribution company Telepool, is attending the EFM from February 19 – 25.