Roland Møller Backs Valhalla Over Jackie Chan

In August, Roland Møller will be reunited with director Fenar Ahmad (Darkland) to begin filming a live action adaptation of Peter Madsen's Valhalla series of comic books, in which he will play Thor. However, he has revealed that a competing job offer from Jackie Chan tested his commitment to the project. Roland Møller explained to Ritzau: "I just had to say no to a Jackie Chan movie with the largest fee that I have ever been offered because I promised to

Elisa Viihde Orders AJ Annila Sphere of Shadows

Finnish streaming service Elisa Viihde has ordered Sphere of Shadows (Nyrkki), a ten-part international political thriller series to be directed by AJ Annila who dominated the 2018 Jussi Awards with six wins for The Eternal Road, including Best Film and Best Director. Inspired by true historical events, Sphere of Shadows is set in Helsinki during the 1950s when global powers and their intelligence agencies gathered in the small neutral country that stood between the East and the West. Written by Kristi Manninen

Aliette Opheim To Star In The Emigrants Remake

Aftonbladet reports that Aliette Opheim (Thicker Than Water) will star as Kristina in Daniel Espinosa's adaptation of The Emigrants (Utvandrarna), based on the best-selling books by Vilhelm Moberg about Swedish migration to the United States in the 1840s. In the mid 19th century, young farming couple Kristina and Karl-Oskar suffer through famine and the death of their first-born child before deciding to emigrate to the USA. What follows is a difficult ten-week voyage across the Atlantic, before they can begin their

Skam Earns Place In Norway Cultural Archive

Kulturnytt reports that NRK youth drama Skam (Shame), which followed the everyday lives of students at Hartvig Nissen High School in Oslo, will have two of its scripts archived in the Norwegian National Library in recognition of their cultural impact. The 2016 Gullruten winner has attracted a loyal global following since its premiere in 2015, and picked up a number of awards including the Peer Gynt Prize for showing Norway in a positive light abroad, and the LGBT Denmark Salmon Award

The Valhalla Murders Awarded Funding Support

Eight-part thriller The Valhalla Murders, written by Margrét Örnólfsdóttir (Prisoners) and crime writer Óttar M. Norðfjörð, has been awarded NOK 2.5 million in support by the Nordisk Film & TV Fond. In The Valhalla Murders, Icelandic born police profiler Arnar (Björn Thors) is sent from Copenhagen to Reykjavik to help investigate Iceland’s first serial killer case involving the murder and butchery of elderly men. Arnar is paired up with senior inspector Kata (Nína Dögg Filippudóttir) who resents his involvement but, if they