The recordings of Ritual have recently started in Tervuren. It concerns Hans Herbots’ new feature film and a sequel to The treatment from 2014. The lead roles are played by Marie Vinck and Geert Van Rampelberg, the release of the film is scheduled for spring 2022.
Seven years have passed since The treatment and now the Netflix series The Serpent has been completed – ready for release in April – Hans Herbots has once again opted for a full-length film on their own and again for an adaptation of an international bestseller by crime writer Mo Hayder.
“Belgian and universal”
“Carl Joos’ adaptation of Mo Hayder’s book makes the film very Belgian and universal at the same time,” the director responds. “I like genre films that are a hidden portrait of the main character, and in this film an ingenious plot is intertwined with a character study. It will be a fragile, but exciting film. ”
The plot this time revolves around Kiki, a passionate diver who is drawn into a series of events that mingle with her personal life. Marie Vinck plays this leading role in which she can play a character who will have to fight demons from her personal life.
Last year, the recordings of Ritual postponed due to the corona pandemic, but thanks to the Covid-19 protocol now in place, the admissions could be started under strict security measures.