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Tomas Alfredson
« on: July 08, 2010, 03:18:42 PM »
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Thesps sign on to 'Tinker'
Fiennes, Firth, Oldman, Fassbender join spy thriller
Source: Variety
 
Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman and Michael Fassbender will star in the espionage thriller "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" for Working Title and Studio Canal.

Swedish helmer Tomas Alfredson ("Let The Right One In") has already signed on to direct the pic, which will begin lensing in October in London.

Based on John Le Carre's 1974 bestseller, story is set in the aftermath of the Cold War and involves a spy hunt within the highest echelons of the British Secret Intelligence Service. Le Carre's novel also spawned a 1970s Brit TV series that starred Alec Guinness.

Peter Morgan ("Frost/Nixon") penned the adaptation.

Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing. Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin, Le Carre and Morgan are exec producing. Hayward will shepherd the project for Working Title.
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Re: Tomas Alfredson
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 03:23:30 AM »
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'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Director Tomas Alfredson Planning 'The Brothers Lionheart'
Source: The Playlist

Despite the critical acclaim and modest box office success of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," director Tomas Alfredson hasn't been attached to many -- or any -- movies in the way you might expect. His name was briefly on the shortlist for "Catching Fire" and his adaptation of Philip Reeves' "Larklight" is still brewing, though when we spoke with him at the end of last year, he wasn't sure where on his schedule that might be. But it seems another project has caught his attention, one based on a book, and the helmer quietly hit Cannes earlier in the month to drum up interest.
 
Alfredson has snapped up the rights to Astrid Lindgren's "The Brothers Lionheart" and together with producer Peter Pjodor Gustafsson, is pulling the pieces together for the $30 million dollar movie. The story follows two brothers -- the heroic, brave and strong Karl and his polar opposite Jon -- who both die, but are reunited in the afterworld Nangijala that is under threat from cruel tyrant. The beloved book has been made into a movie before, in 1977 by Olle Hellborn, but as you can see from the trailer below, there's room for it to updated to the 21st century. John Ajvide Lindqvist, who adapted "Let The Right One In," is penning the screenplay.
 
There's no word yet on if Alfredson will solely produce or direct the film as well, but we assume if he's snapping up the rights he plans to get behind the camera. It's an interesting gear change for the director who certainly push his way into meetings for higher profile Hollywood pics if he wanted. But with "Larklight," he's shown a keen interest in telling a fantasy story with children, and something like "The Brothers Lionheart" should at least allow him the total creative control he might not get elsewhere. But all this will depend on financing, so we'll see if he can raise the funds he needs to get it off the ground.

Trailer for the 1977 version:

 

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Re: Tomas Alfredson
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 05:08:27 PM »
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Tomas Alfredson's 'Brothers Lionheart' Set To Become Most Expensive Scandinavian Movie Ever, Targeted For Christmas 2014 Release
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After the release of his elegant period spy thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," which received critical raves and solid box office, it was a big question of what Tomas Alfredson would do next. The director, who made a splash with his Swedish vampire movie "Let the Right One In," had a number of potential projects on the docket (including a potential Smiley sequel), and has finally settled on one – an adaptation of Astrid Lindgren's beloved 1973 children's fantasy novel "The Brothers Lionheart." What's more – the film looks to be the most expensive Scandinavian film in history, and a holiday 2014 release date has been set. Sounds magical!

Alfredson snapped up the rights to "The Brothers Lionsheart" last spring and tasked his "Let the Right One In" collaborator John Ajvide Lindqvist to adapt the classic book (Lindqvist wrote the novel and screenplay for "Let the Right One In"). The story, which concerns a pair of brothers who slip into an alternate realm, was known for its unflinchingly dark content and subversive themes and was adapted a number of times, most notably as a Swedish fantasy film in 1977.

According to these reports, the movie's $50 million (a sum that wouldn't be out of the ordinary on a medium-budget Hollywood movie) will make it the most expensive movie ever made in Scandinavian. Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema, who recently signed on for "Interstellar" for Christopher Nolan, has signed on to shoot the fantasy feature and the movie has been tentatively set for a "Christmas 2014" release date.

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Re: Tomas Alfredson
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 07:32:14 PM »
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Every scandinavian has grown up with the partly fantastic, partly okay, original. Saddest children's film ever. GB, you should watch that one while writing Pete's Dragon.


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Re: Tomas Alfredson
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 08:11:52 PM »
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‘Let the Right One In’ Director Boards Jo Nesbo’s ‘The Snowman’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” helmer Tomas Alfredson will direct an adaptation of the Jo Nesbo crime novel “The Snowman” for Working Title Films.

Alfredson will be working on a draft of the screenplay with writer Soren Sveistrup. The film will be produced by Working Title Films in association with Alfredson’s Another Park Film.

Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce along with Piodor Gustafsson.

The film revolves around Harry Hole, a detective who has been featured in ten Nesbo novels. Described as a loose cannon in the Oslo police force, the story has Hole investigating the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

When Working Title originally optioned the book, the idea was to make create a series similar to the Alex Cross films that have starred Morgan Freeman and most recently Tyler Perry.

Martin Scorsese, who at one point was circling the project, is executive producing alongside Nesbo and Niclas Salomonsson, who also represents Nesbo. Working Title’s Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger will also executive produce.

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/let-the-right-one-in-director-jo-nesbos-the-snowman-1201165885/

I've seen two of his movies and rather liked them. Hopefully he brings back his pal Hoytey.

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Re: Tomas Alfredson
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2015, 10:12:56 AM »
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Michael Fassbender To Star In Scorsese-Produced ‘The Snowman’ For ‘Tinker Tailor’ Director Tomas Alfredson
via The Playlist

Fassbender’s likely to have “Prometheus 2” coming up in the near future too, but he’s looking to squeeze in something else, and has found a new project, according to the Hollywood Reporter, in the shape of “The Snowman.” Adapted from a novel by best-selling Norwegian crime-writer Jo Nesbø (who penned international hit “Headhunters”), the film sees detective Harry Hole chasing a serial killer, Norway’s first, who kills married mothers and leaves their belongings on snowmen near the scene.

Optioned by Working Title and Universal at the height of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”-inspired Scandi-noir mania four years ago, the film was originally set to be directed by Martin Scorsese, but more recently Tomas Alfredson, the Swedish helmer of the brilliant “Let The Right One In” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” has taken over the director’s chair, though Scorsese will exec-produce, while Søren Sveistrup, creator of the original “The Killing” series, penned the script.

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Re: Tomas Alfredson
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2015, 10:54:39 PM »
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So "The Brothers Lionheart" got canned eh?

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Re: Tomas Alfredson
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2016, 04:09:58 PM »
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Director Tomas Alfredson Developing Film Based On First Detective Martin Beck Novel 'Roseanna'
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While that proposed sequel to "Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy" was briefly batted around seems to have quietly died, it looks like director Tomas Alfredson isn't done when it comes to intrigue. He'll soon start shooting the Jo Nesbo adaptation "The Snowman" starring Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson, and brewing in the background is another crime story, from a duo of acclaimed writers.

Scandilous reports that in a recently aired documentary on Sweden's SVT about authors Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahloo, it's revealed that Alfredson is working on bringing "Roseanna," the first book in the series about Detective Martin Beck, to the big screen. Apparently, this is something that has been brewing since 2012, though it seems there is a desire to keep it under wraps for now.

“Tomas Alfredson just does things that he is very enthusiastic about. Otherwise it will be not so good… I will let him work completely alone until further notice,” Sjöwall recently told Aftonbladet.

The books have previously been brought to life mostly in a number of unconnected foreign films, and the characters were developed into Swedish TV series that ran for six season. This adaptation is being done with an international audience in mind, though the aim is to keep the Swedish setting. Perhaps the version best known to stateside audiences is 1973's "The Laughing Policeman" starring Walter Matthau, which relocated the action to San Francisco, and changed the names of the characters. Here's the book synopsis for "Roseanna":

The masterful first novel in the Martin Beck series of mysteries by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck hunting for the murderer of a lonely traveler.On a July afternoon, a young woman's body is dredged from Sweden's beautiful Lake Vattern. With no clues Beck begins an investigation not only to uncover a murderer but also to discover who the victim was. Three months later, all Beck knows is that her name was Roseanna and that she could have been strangled by any one of eighty-five people on a cruise. As the melancholic Beck narrows the list of suspects, he is drawn increasingly to the enigma of the victim, a free-spirited traveler with a penchant for casual sex, and to the psychopathology of a murderer with a distinctive--indeed, terrifying--sense of propriety.

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Re: Tomas Alfredson
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2016, 05:44:45 PM »
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might be the first good beck film. maybe.
we have like 40 of them and it's the most boring thing you can watch.

 

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