August 21, 2017

Finland’s first superhero movie to German readers

Director Jesse Haaja (right) introduces Finnish superhero Rendel.
Director Jesse Haaja (right) introduces Finnish superhero Rendel.
Rendel

The rights for the official novelisation of Rendel have been sold to Random House’s German imprint Heyne Verlag.

Rendel is the first full-length superhero film from Finland. It tells the tale of a regular citizen from the Finnish town of Mikkeli who acquires a thirst for revenge.

The film adaption was written by Finnish author Helena Waris and will be published in September.

“I’m freaking excited about this,” states director Jesse Haaja. “Honestly, I was so happy to get a Finnish release for the novel and now Germany – didn’t see it coming.”

Rendel is slated for release on 22 September in Finland, before rolling out to other markets internationally.

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