Several Scandinavian authors are promoting their products in Cannes in the hope of replicating the success of the late author’s “Millennium” series.
CANNES — The global success of the Millennium films — $175 million worldwide not counting David Fincher’s upcoming U.S. remake – has buyers in Cannes scrambling to find a Scandinavian crime machine to replace Millennium’s late author Stieg Larsson.
Some of the prime candidates – including Norway’s Jo Nesbo and Swedish crime queens Camilla Lackberg and Lisa Marklund – were walking the Croisette this week, promoting adaptations of their bestselling chillers. These films – Headhunters, The German Child and Nobel’s Last Will — are some of the first Scandi crime dramas to hit the market post-Millennium, so anticipation is high.
Not in Cannes, but still on the Nordic to-watch list are Jens Lapidus, whose Stockholm noir trilogy spawned the hit film Easy Money, picked up for the U.S. by The Weinstein Co. and for a U.S. remake by Warner Bros. And Lars Kepler, whose The Hypnotist, the first book in a planned eight-book series, is being adapted for the big screen by Swedish Hollywood-director Lasse Hallstrom.
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