'Millennium' Series Director Daniel Alfredson Adapting Swedish 'Intrigo' Trilogy
Producers Enderby has hopes the films — based on Hakan Nesser's upcoming trilogy — mirror the success of the original Stieg Larsson adaptations.
Daniel Alfredson, who directed two of the original Millennium series of films starring Noomi Rapace, has another major Swedish book trilogy to get his teeth into.
The filmmaker has been brought on board by Enderby Entertainment to direct the adaptation of the upcoming Intrigo trilogy from author Hakan Nesser, whose books have sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
Alfredson and Ditta Bongenhelm will write, with Enderby co-producing and financing alongside Germany's The Amazing Film Company and Umedia.
The books, due out in summer 2017 and individually entitled Death of an Author, Dear Agnes and Samaria, are set in an undefined country somewhere in northern Europe, where Nesser has placed many of his stories. The three films share the same psychology and narrative structure, dealing with the problems of escape, with dark hidden secrets destined to surface — and with the concepts of guilt, revenge and atonement. The films will all be in English with additional British and American casting announcements to come.
The films will be produced by Enderby’s Rick Dugdale and Thomas Peter Friedl and Uwe Schott from The Amazing Film Company. Daniel Petrie, Jr. is executive producing.
Production is currently set for early 2017 in Europe. UTA Independent Film Group is repping Northern American rights. Alfredson is also repped by UTA.
"I was immediately captured by Hakan Nesser’s work, who is a hugely successful Swedish novelist and with Daniel onboard to direct this could easily become the next Millennium Series," said Dugdale. "I look forward to turning these books into a thrilling adventure for all audiences."
L.A.-based Enderby's latest projects include the political thriller An Ordinary Man, starring Ben Kingsley and directed by Brad Silberling, which is in postproduction, and recent release Blackway, starring Anthony Hopkins, Ray Liotta and Julia Stiles.