OMERTA 6/12 & 7/12
Produced by Cinematic Inc / Directed by Antti J. Jokinen / Screenplay by Mika Karttunen & Antti J. Jokinen / length: 2 x 90mins feature & 6 x 42mins TV series / Release years: 2021-2023 / Distributor: SF Studios / Sales: Picture Tree International (SF Studios)
Cinematic is producing a new action thriller series OMERTA starting with two feature films Omerta 6/12 and Omerta 7/12, and a TV series for C More based on the bestselling novel 6/12 by the Finnish author Ilkka Remes. Films and TV series are directed by acclaimed Antti J. Jokinen who is also scriptwriter behind both films with Mika Karttunen.
The story is about a secret unit called “Omerta”, the top European special forces. It begins as a hostage thriller, where a Serbian terrorist group executes a coordinated attack on the presidential reception ball on the Finnish Independence Day – December 6th. The events in the two films will take place in Helsinki, Moscow, Brussels and Minsk. Both films will be shot in Finland and abroad and several languages will be spoken (i.a. Finnish, English, Swedish and Serbian). The main character in film and TV series is Max Tanner, an Omerta agent operating from the Finnish special forces department. He will be played by Jasper Pääkkönen, most recently known for his roles in the Academy Award winning film BlacKkKlansman and the acclaimed HBO series Vikings. Other significant roles will be held by Finnish actors Ville Virtanen, Pekka Strang, Krista Kosonen, Peter Franzén, Eero Aho,Tommi Korpela and Eero Milonoff alongside international cast including a Swedish female lead. First of the films Omerta 6/12 is in production and will be released late fall of 2021 followed by second film Omerta 7/12 premiering late 2022. Nordic distribution and international sales are by SF Studios.