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Benelux distrib nabs rights to Swedish crime pic

Benelux distrib Lumiere has nabbed rights to the latest hot property in Swedish crime, based on the characters and storylines created by bestselling novelist Camilla Lackberg.

“The Fjallbacka Murders” is being adapted by Swedish shingle Tre Vanner as a 10-part TV miniseries and two feature films.

Tre Vanner, which was formed in 1995 by scribes Tomas Tivemark, Michael Hjorth and Johan Kindblom, produced the 2009 crime pic “Snabba Cash,” which is being remade in the U.S. by Warner Bros, with Zac Efron toplining.

Lackberg has published seven bestsellers, which have been published in more than 30 countries.

“Fjallbacka Murders” starts lensing Aug. 15, with Marcus Olsson directing the first two episodes of the miniseries.

Helen Ahlsson is producing for Tre Vanner, with the shingle’s Michael Hjorth acting as exec producer. Nordisk Film is co-producing and holds Scandinavian distribution rights. Swedish Television and Film I Vast are on board as co-producers.

TrustNordisk handles international sale and is kicking off presales at Berlin’s European Film Market.

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