Shout! Studios Acquires ‘The Magic Flute’ with Rolando Villazon, Morris Robinson & Sabine Devieilhe

By Francisco Salazar

Shout! Studios has acquired North American rights to a screen adaptation of “The Magic Flute.”

Deadline first reported the news, noting that the film is executive-produced by Roland Emmerich and directed by Florian Sigl.

The North America deal was negotiated by Diane Ferrandez of AGC Studios for Flute Films and the filmmakers, and Shout’s Jordan Fields and Steven Katz, Vice President of Business Affairs.

No release date has been announced to this point but the deal does include a theatrical component.

“The Magic Flute” is a modern reimagining of Mozart’s opera classic and stars Jack Wolfe (The Witcher), F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), Stéfi Celma (Call My Agent), Asha Banks (Royal Shakespeare Company), Stefan Konarske (Das Boot), Niamh McCormack (The Witcher), Amir Wilson (The Secret Garden), and Tedros Teclebrhan (System Crasher).

It also stars French soprano Sabine Devieilhe, Mexican-French tenor Rolando Villazón, and U.S. bass Morris Robinson.

In a press release Roland Emmerich said, “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s masterpiece The Magic Flute has always been my favorite opera ever since I experienced this magical story as a young adult. I was immediately drawn to the concept of cinematically reimagining this story when the filmmaking team approached me with their idea, which I was thrilled to champion. The entire team brought their fantastic vision to the screen in an exciting and innovative way. I look forward to Shout! Studios bringing this epic journey to audiences to once again be enchanted by the universally acclaimed and world-famous music.”

Deutsche Grammophon will release the soundtrack.