Searchlight Pictures To Remake “Fire Of Love” As A Feature Film
Following the huge success of the National Geographic documentary, “Fire Of Love”, Searchlight Pictures has made a deal to turn the story into a narrative feature.
The documentary told the story of Katia and Maurice Krafft, who loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. Director Sara Dosa and the filmmaking team fashion a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive. “Fire Of Love,” tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love.
According to Deadline, Searchlight Pictures will be financing and distributing the film, with Jamie Patricof’s Hunting Lane set to develop and produce the movie. “Fire of Love” director-producer Sara Dosa and producer Shane Boris are also going to be producing the feature. Ina Fichman will be an executive producer alongside Josh Braun and Ben Braun from Submarine Deluxe, and Greg Boustead and Jessica Harrop from Sandbox Films.
The documentary was released theatrically in over 28 countries and has grossed over $1.1 million in the U.S. through distribution by Neon, which drove it to become the fourth highest-grossing documentary since the pandemic began. It has also been released on Disney+ around the world. “Fire Of Love” has won and been nominated for many different awards, including an Oscar.
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