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New Kon-Tiki movie!
Trader Woody
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Posted: 2002-05-16 06:22 am   Permalink

It was announced at the Cannes Film festival that a new film about the Kon-Tiki voyage is to be made. Now, immediately the alarm-bells start ringing, as it's so soon after Thor Heyerdahl's death. Fortunately, it's being made by Jeremy Thomas, who made 'The Last Emperor', so it should be a damn fine film.
Also, Thor ok'ed the project before his death, actually signing every page of the script!

So, it looks like we could be in for quite a treat!

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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2005-01-07 08:39 am   Permalink

whatever happened to..? i googled and found nothing.

 
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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2005-01-07 6:18 pm   Permalink

Hmmmmmmmm....fuck all, as far as I can see, but we live in hope, eh?

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sharkbait
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Posted: 2011-04-13 03:34 am   Permalink

Sorry to bump this old thread, but I figure people here would be interested to know that the project didn't die - it just languished for a very long time. It's currently in production, and the central cast was revealed to the press yesterday (at the Kon-Tiki museum, naturally). 2012 spring release in Norway.

The official website is at kontikifilmen.no. Not much there yet, besides a really cool teaser poster.


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-04-13 06:02 am   Permalink

Thanks Sharkbait. The site is in Norsk, I hope the movie is in English

http://www.kontikifilmen.no










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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-04-13 3:55 pm   Permalink

Love that photo! I have been into the "Forgotten Idol in the Jungle" concept ever since I discovered the drawings of Frederic Catherwood:




Here's an early concept for the BOT cover by Moritz R.:




...and my recent photographic interpretation of the concept:





 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2011-04-13 4:01 pm   Permalink

Nice!

 
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sharkbait
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Posted: 2011-04-14 10:03 am   Permalink

I guess parts of the movie might be in English (pre-voyage stuff, most likely), but dialog aboard the raft is bound to be in Norwegian and Swedish. I guess you non-native speakers will just have to endure subtitles! The tag line on the teaser poster reads "The adventure begins", by the way.

Here's a news article (in English) with a bit more information and a photo of the principal cast.

PS: Lucas Vigor, I love your stuff on Soundcloud! Ucayali! in particular has been a favorite recently.

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-04-14 11:01 am   Permalink

Waitaminnit, Herman Watzinger is not being played by a German?

" ...and Anders Baasmo Christiansen, who will play Heyerdahl’s next-in-command, Herman Watzinger. The only Swede on board the Kon-Tiki, Bengt Danielsson, will be played by a Swedish actor, Gustaf Skarsgård, son of the internationally known actor Stellan Skarsgård."

I am glad that the story will include the Fatu Hiva part of Thor's life, that's where he first heard of TIKI, I wanna SEE that ! I never met the man, but I was gratified to hear that his assistant Donald Ryan showed him the BOT and he dug it. And Moritz got me this:



Man, Thor must have signed thousands of books in his lifetime!
And on this occasion, once more, my recent diorama of Eric October's great Kon-Tiki mug :




Oh, and I love the new cover image they came up with for the most recent re-issue of the book:



If that doesn't say "in search of Tiki..." !!!


 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Posted: 2011-04-14 5:56 pm   Permalink

Yay! Really looking forward to this. Glad that it's in Norwegian (I can read subtitles). Still haven't seen the original documentary. I see that the full length version is on DVD now.
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-04-14 6:05 pm   Permalink

Love Eric's book mug! What an awesome idea!

 
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atomictonytiki
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Posted: 2011-04-14 8:33 pm   Permalink

You can see the original film on You Tube..

http://youtu.be/gGooopCTmpg



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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2011-04-14 9:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

And on this occasion, once more, my recent diorama of Eric October's great Kon-Tiki mug :




Awesoooome, Eric!!
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Haole Jim
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Posted: 2011-04-16 10:41 pm   Permalink

How cool. Sad Thor is not "here" to be on the set.

 
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MontiTiki
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Posted: 2011-04-17 10:02 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2002-05-16 06:22, Trader Woody wrote:
It was announced at the Cannes Film festival that a new film about the Kon-Tiki voyage is to be made.



Happy Birthday, Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer (b. 1914)


 
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