The Ipcress File producer, Altitude, is to make a modern version of children’s classic, The Wombles.
Altitude Media Group has also appointed Chris Clark as Managing Director and Chief Creative Officer to lead Altitude Television as the company ramps up its slate into 2024.
At Mipcom, the company has also announced two thriller projects. The Apollo Murders is an adaptation of Cold War space thriller from best-selling author and astronaut, Chris Hadfield. Altitude Television will co-produce with Sylvester Stallone’s Balboa Productions. Also on the slate is Riot Squad where Altitude has taken English language rights to the hit Spanish thriller series.
The Wombles remake will be written by Will Davies (How to Train Your Dragon, Man Vs Bee, Lyle Lyle Crocodile).
New MD and Chief Creative Officer Chris Clark’s projects include Man Vs Bee and Letter for the King for Netflix and feature films such as The Guard, Calvary, All the Money in the World, Legend and the Johnny English franchise.
Clark will be working alongside Laura Wilson, Head of Development and Acquisitions at Altitude.
Gabby Kardar also joins Altitude Television as Development Executive, having previously worked with Clark for over three years in development, collaborating on Man Vs Bee and many other TV projects.
Will Clarke, Chairman and Co-CEO of Altitude commented, “We’re very excited to have our friends Chris and Gabby join Altitude and their bolstering of our Television focus represents a significant stage in the company’s growth. Chris’ track record speaks for itself and we know that broadcasters globally are hungry for exciting, high quality and compelling series and we can’t wait to work with established and emerging creative talents to help bring those ideas to life.”
Chris Clark, MD of Altitude Television, commented, “I’m thrilled to be joining Altitude Television and have the opportunity to work with such a talented team. I’m very excited about the projects we’re launching, and the rich and varied slate we’re building together.”
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