The campaign of conquest of China by Jommeke is started last year with the Chinese translation of the comics. In a primary school in Beijing gave production house Geronimo Movie today for the first time to explain the plans for a first Jommekefilm. That happens in China because its story is not only in Belgium but also in China anyway, and the creators hope on a Belgian-Chinese co-production.
Geronimo travels in a delegation of the Flemish minister of Culture Sven Gatz. He is on cultural trade mission in Beijing. In the Baijiazhuang Elementary School in Beijing, the plans for the Jommekefilm from the canvases done.
“The starting point for the film is given,” says producer Alexander Van Damme. “The first dominosteentje is the support that we are now of the Flemish Audiovisual Fund have been given to the scenario to write. That part should now be all other dominosteentjes, for a film to come, let them fall. But we go step by step. We don’t want to go too fast. The ambition is to be in 2021, the movie. We are now in the 65th year of the comic book.”
Jommeke appeared for the first time in november 1965 in the Church and in Life. The first album, ‘The hunting of football’, was released four years later. And sixty years later, there are so, together with publisher Ballon Media, to a Jommekefilm worked.
“We’re not going to be animated, but a liveactionfilm”, Jasper Moeyaert, general manager of Geronimo, from the canvases. So there’s actors in Jommekeskleren. It is a Dutch movie. Moeyaert: “About the scenario that we now are writing, we have not lost many of them, however, that it is about a village near Shanghai, that Jommeke try to save a common overwoekeringsplaag. It is a kind of Flemish Indiana Jones.”