Netflix has announced that Noomi Rapace (Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) will star in its forthcoming Swedish feature Black Crab, adapted from the acclaimed thriller by Jerker Virdborg.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world torn apart by climate change and war, Black Crab follows six soldiers that are sent on a mission across the frozen sea to transport a package that could finally end the war. Unaware of what they are carrying, or who they can trust, the mission forces the crew to question what they are willing to sacrifice for their own survival.
Producer, Mattias Montero, said: “As a Swede you grow up knowing you live in a country of peace and equality, all in all life’s good and safe here. But lately we have all learned how fragile our societies are due to pandemics, civil wars, global warming and economic chaos. How would it be to wake up one day in a totally destroyed and war torn Sweden?”
“Producing Black Crab is about flipping the coin and from a Scandinavian perspective show what happens to humanity when chaos arrives. It’s a big production and a great challenge and thanks to Netflix we can tell this Swedish story to a global audience.”
Black Crab, written and directed by Adam Berg, will be released globally on Netflix in 2022.