US screenwriter, actor, director, and producer Trent Haaga has signed on to the scriptwriting team for the upcoming film Mad Heidi. Mad Heidi is described as the world’s first Swissploitation film, and is a parody of the well-known children’s storybook character, Heidi.
"It's great to have someone of Trent's undoubted talents on board,” said producer Tero Kaukomaa. “He always delivers and is a perfect fit for the amazing new film we are producing for our fans. I can assure you people will not be disappointed. In fact, we are sure they're gonna love it. We know our fans have been waiting, and the good news for them is that things are starting to move quickly. So, watch this space as there's plenty more news to come."
Mr. Haaga has been involved in more than 100 films in a career spanning more than two decades, and has written feature films including The Toxic Avenger Part 4, the Courtney Cox-directed Talhotblond, and 2008 Toronto International Film Festival hit, DEADGIRL.
"I've always been a huge fan of old-school exploitation films - from spaghetti westerns, kung-fu movies, the counterculture movies of the late 60s, and the timeless alternate reality of the Iron Sky films,” said Mr. Haaga. “I see Mad Heidi as a love letter to all of the above, and I was thrilled to be offered the chance to play in the world that Tero, Valentin, and Johannes have created.”