St. Petersburg Company Nikola Film starts a project about Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890), a great adventurer and a self-taught archeologist, claimed by scientific world as the first "black digger".
The project has been titled The Gold of Schliemann. World Collection of Antiquities.
Eight films will feature the story of Schliemann. Each of them will be shot in the countries where the archeologist used to travel: Russia, Greece, China, England, France, Czechia, Germany and Norway. The digging of Troy will be reconstructed in Crimea and Greece.
Heinrich Schliemann will be played by Leonid Yarmolnik.
The shooting starts this week in St. Petersburg. The release of the film is expected by the end of 2007.