Cannes Winner Rams Set For Australian Remake

According to Variety, WestEnd Films has signed a co-production deal with Australia’s WBMC for an English-language remake of hit Icelandic movie Rams (Hrútar), which won the Un Certian Regard Prize at Cannes in 2015. In Rams, brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side tending to their sheep, not having spoken to each other in four decades. But when Kiddi’s sheep are struck by a lethal disease, the entire valley comes under threat as the authorities decide to cull all the

Aksel Hennie Secretly Filming Murders In The Congo

NRK reports that Aksel Hennie (Nobel) plays the lead in a movie being filmed in secret in South Africa about Joshua French, who was charged with killing Tjostolv Moland in a Congolese prison, where they were both on death row for espionage and the murder of their hired driver. Joshua French is a former soldier who worked with Tjostolv Moland in Africa as a private security contractor. In 2009 they were convicted of murdering their hired driver in the Congo, who

Mark Strong Set To Lead UK Remake Of Valkyrien

Liza Marshall's Hera Pictures has picked up English-language rights to hit Norwegian drama Valkyrien, with Mark Strong (Grimsby) set to take the lead in a remake set in London. A broadcaster has yet to be announced for the project. In the original series, Doctor Ravn (Sven Nordin) is a surgeon desperate to find a cure for his dying wife Vilma (Pia Halvorsen). The hospital had given up on her, so Ravn enters into an alliance with Oslo’s underworld and opens a

Black Lake Thriller To Shudder In The US & Canada

AMC-backed streaming service Shudder has acquired first-run rights in the US and Canada and second-run rights in the UK and Ireland for eight-part Swedish thriller Black Lake (Svartsjön). The remote and neglected Black Lake has been closed for years when Johan (Filip Berg) invites his friends to stay there. He dreams of reopening the isolated hotel and restoring it to former glories, but what begins as a fun research trip soon takes a sinister turn. On the very first night, Johan’s girlfriend,

DR Reveals First Look Trailer For Rides Upon The Storm

DR has revealed a first look trailer for its new drama Rides Upon The Storm (Herrens Veje), created by Adam Price (Borgen). The story is inspired by Cain and Abel and centres on a priest family in the Danish Church. In the lead roles are Lars Mikkelsen and Ann Eleonora Jørgensen as the parents, with Simon Sears and Morten Hee Andersen as their adult sons. Series producer, Camilla Hammerich, says: "The series works with faith as a concept in a broader context