Making a Murderer

DQ
By DQ
September 25, 2019

DQ TV

Described as a contemporary remake of Fritz Lang’s 1931 film M, one of cinema’s all-time classics, Austrian drama M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (M – A City Hunts A Murderer) sees people from across society become embroiled in the hunt for a child killer.

In this DQTV interview, writer/director David Schalko and producer John Lueftner reveal their ambitions behind turning Lang’s movie into a six-part series and how it has been updated to reflect modern society.

They also discuss the writing process and overseeing production of a series featuring 130 characters.

Set and filmed in Vienna, M – A City Hunts A Murderer is produced by Superfilm for Austria’s ORF and RTL’s TV Now in Germany, and distributed by Beta Film.

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