• We recently saw Mads Mikkelsen in “Drunk” and “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”.

  • The Danish actor is present in Cannes to support a film project: "King's Island" for which he will find the director who had directed him for "A Royal Affair".

  • This historic film already looks very promising.


King's Land

is a fantastic story" says Mads Mikkelsen to

20 Minutes


We'll take his word for it, because the charming Danish actor's next film doesn't exist yet.

We just know that it will only be shot in September by Nicolaj Arcel who had already directed the actor in

A Royal Affair


And yes, that's how it is in Cannes: we promote films that don't exist yet.

Who says project, says secret… and many questions posed this Wednesday to the team surrounding the poisonous wizard of

Fantastic Beasts: The secrets of Dumbledore

also seen as a teacher worn on the bottle in


only obtained laconic answers: “I can't reveal that” or “It's still under embargo”… which gave the meeting a rather eccentric side.

We have all the same come to understand that

King's Land

will take place in Denmark in the middle of the 17th century around the colonization of a wild corner and a solitary soldier ready to risk his life in an uncertain quest.

This type of role seems tailor-made for Mads Mikkelsen who brilliantly distinguished himself in this register for


by Joe Penna in 2019 and especially

The Silent Warrior

(2010) by Nicolas Winding Refn.

Our articles on Cannes are here

“I expect shooting as physical as those of these two films, he continues.

But I like that, drooling a bit, because it adds credibility and intensity to the character.

It is in any case important to draw attention to this very ambitious project, especially for Denmark.

And Cannes is the perfect place for that,” he insists.

And if Mads is there to talk about it this year, maybe he will be there to show this

King's Land

at Cannes next year?

A few words were enough to make our mouths water.

Isn't it proof of a great talent to make people want to see a film that doesn't yet exist?

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