Film about Austrian kidnap girl Kampusch planned

27th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

A German film production company said Thursday it has struck a deal with an Austrian woman kidnapped as a child and kept prisoner for years to make a movie about her experience.

"Lots of sensitive films have moved me to have my story made into a film," Natascha Kampusch, seized aged 10 on her way to school in 1998 and held until her escape in 2006, said in a statement from the company, Constantin Film.

"I very much appreciate the fact that Natascha Kampusch is trusting us to film her story," said the planned film's director Bernd Eichinger, whose other works include "Downfall" about Hitler's last days.

Kampusch, now 22, was held in a small cellar undernath a garage in a Vienna suburb. Her captor Wolfgang Priklopil killed himself on the day of her escape. The film is set to be released in cinemas in 2012.

© 2010 AFP

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