The Magic Flute (upcoming film)


The Magic Flute is an upcoming German fantasy musical film directed by Florian Sigl, based on the 1791 opera of the same name by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with Roland Emmerich as executive producer.

The Magic Flute
Directed byFlorian Sigl
Screenplay byAndrew Lowery
Based onThe Magic Flute
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Produced by
CinematographyPeter Matjasko
Edited byAlexander Dittner [de]
Music byMartin Stock [de]
  • English
  • German




It was announced in November 2017 that Roland Emmerich's Centropolis Entertainment and Flimmer would co-produce a modern day adaptation of Mozart's opera, the brainchild of Florian Sigl and Christopher Zwickler. Emmerich and Zwickler would produce, and Sigl would direct. Andrew Lowery wrote the screenplay.[1] Dan Maag and Fabian Wolfart of Pantaleon Films joined as producers at the at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2018.[2]

Pixomondo are set to create the film's VFX. The project is receiving funds from both Austria and Germany.[3]

Co-producers include Tim Oberwelland, Theodor Gringel, Peter Eiff, and Tobias Alexander Seiffert of Tobis Film as well as Stefan Konarske of Quinta Media.


The cast was announced in February 2021, with Iwan Rheon, Jack Wolfe, Asha Banks, and Amir Wilson starring. Opera stars Sabine Devieilhe, Rolando Villazón, and Morris Robinson would feature. Other cast members include F. Murray Abraham, Stéfi Celma,[4] Jeanne Goursaud, Jasmin Shakeri, Lary, and Stefan Konarske.[5]


Principal photography began in February 2021 at Bavaria Studios in Munich and wrapped in Tenerife in April. Other reported filming locations included Salzburg and London.[citation needed]


Sola Media has the rights to international distribution.[6] First look stills were revealed in October 2021. The film is expected to premiere in late 2022.[7]


  1. ^ "Roland Emmerich's Centropolis, Flimmer Team Up on Mozart's The Magic Flute (Exclusive)". Variety. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  2. ^ Meza, Ed (21 February 2021). "Pantaflix Boards Roland Emmerich's Magic Flute (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  3. ^ White, Peter (7 January 2020). "Game of Thrones VFX Firm Pixomondo Boards Roland Emmerich-Produced Feature Adaptation of Mozart's The Magic Flute". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  4. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (22 March 2021). "Oscar Winner F. Murray Abraham & Call My Agent Star Stefi Celma Join Modern-Day Magic Flute, Filming Underway in Europe". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  5. ^ Meza, Ed (3 February 2021). "Iwan Rheon, Jack Wolfe, Asha Banks Join Roland Emmerich's The Magic Flute (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  6. ^ Blaney, Martin (9 March 2021). "Sola Media boards the Roland Emmerich-produced The Magic Flute". Screen Daily. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  7. ^ Wisman, Andreas (26 October 2021). "The Magic Flute: First Look at F. Murray Abraham, Iwan Rheon, Stefi Celma, More — AFM". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 10 November 2021.

External linksEdit

  • The Magic Flute (2022) at IMDb
  • "The Magic Flute (2022), Crew United [de]
  • Trailer (in German) on YouTube