Chief Inspector Wisting Novels To Be Adapted For TV

The Jørn Lier Horst novels featuring Chief Inspector William Wisting are to be brought to TV by Good Company Films in six feature length episodes. The series will be based on the novels published between 2009 and 2015: Nocturnal Man, Dregs, Closed for Winter, The Hunting Dogs, The Caveman, and Ordeal. Horst, a former Senior Investigating Officer from the Vestfold district, made his debut in 2004 with the crime novel Key Witness, which was based on a true story and the

Stella Blomkvist: A Sexy Sam Spade With A Law Degree

Óskar Thór Axelsson, one of the directors of Trapped (Ófærð) has been brought on board by Sagafilm to oversee an adaptation of the Stella Blomkvist novels which follows a hard-nosed lawyer who takes on mysterious murder cases and delves into the murky waters of Icelandic politics. The first book by the pseudonymous Stella Blomkvist, The Murder in the Ministry, will form the basis for the first series. Jóhann Ævar Grímsson, head writer for the series told Variety: "She manages, somehow, to

Hans Petter Moland Readies Script For Out Stealing Horses

Per Petterson has won numerous awards for Ut Og Stjæle Heste (Out Stealing Horses) since it was published in 2003, and has since been translated into more than 50 languages. Now it is set to be a film written and directed by Hans Petter Moland. In Out Stealing Horses we meet 67 year old widower Trond who has moved to a small rural community with his dog after losing his second wife. Here he plans to celebrate the millennium alone. But

Gentlemen and Gangsters Mini Series Set For The New Year

After the massive success of his feature film Gentlemen in 2014, Michael Marcimains has now turned his attention towards a full TV adaptation of Klas Östergren's novels, Gentlemen and Gangsters. Östergren has said that the series will be "the definitive version of this story." On New Year's Day the miniseries Gentlemen & Gangsters will premiere on SVT in Sweden. The cast includes David Dencik, Ruth Vega Fernandez and Sverrir Gudnasson. Beaten up, bruised, and scared, a young writer hides in a Stockholm

Jo Nesbo’s Snowman Heading To Norway

It is no secret that an American adaptation of Jo Nesbø's bestseller The Snowman is in pre-production. However, whilst Stockholm has long been in the running, the recent announcement of tax breaks for film and TV in Norway has ensured that the Working Title's vision to shoot exterior scenes there will soon be realised. Former culture commissioner Hallstein Bjercke said in a statement: "I announce that the production of The Snowman will be located in Oslo. This is something that I