You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Nordisk Film Acquires Jussi Adler-Olsen’s ‘Department Q’

Scandinavian company Nordisk Film has acquired rights to “The Marco Effect,” the latest opus of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s “Department Q,” whose big-screen adaptations have been huge box office in Denmark.

“The Marco Effect” marks the sixth book of Adler-Olsen’s hit Nordic Noir franchise “Department Q,” which has so far been adapted into a movie trilogy: “The Keeper of Lost Causes,” “The Absent One” and “A Conspiracy of Faith.” The trilogy, which was produced by Zentropa (a sister company to Nordisk Film), sold worldwide including in the U.S. to Sundance Selects.

Zentropa is now producing the fourth opus, “The Purity of Vengeance,” which is expected to be released within a year or two, according to Nordisk.

“For a couple of years we have been developing an international film based on Jussi Adler-Olsen’s first thriller, ‘Alphabet House.’ During this time we have had a very productive dialogue with Jussi Adler-Olsen, which has led to this great opportunity materializing,” said Henrik Zein, Nordisk Film Production CEO.

“The ‘Department Q’ series have a large, global readership, and our ambition is to make a series of films aimed at a broad and international audience,” said Zein.

Adler-Olsen is currently working on the seventh volume of his “Department Q” collection and is aiming at a total of 10 volumes.

Nordisk Film is expected to produce up to six films, including “The Marco Effect.”

More Film

  • James Mangold Logan BTS

    'Logan' Director James Mangold Sings Praises of His Production Team

    Scandinavian company Nordisk Film has acquired rights to “The Marco Effect,” the latest opus of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s “Department Q,” whose big-screen adaptations have been huge box office in Denmark. “The Marco Effect” marks the sixth book of Adler-Olsen’s hit Nordic Noir franchise “Department Q,” which has so far been adapted into a movie trilogy: “The […]

  • The Florida Project IFP Gotham Awards

    IFP's Gotham Awards Give Indie Films a Boost

    Scandinavian company Nordisk Film has acquired rights to “The Marco Effect,” the latest opus of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s “Department Q,” whose big-screen adaptations have been huge box office in Denmark. “The Marco Effect” marks the sixth book of Adler-Olsen’s hit Nordic Noir franchise “Department Q,” which has so far been adapted into a movie trilogy: “The […]

  • Jurassic World

    'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' First Footage Shows Chris Pratt Petting Baby Raptor

    Scandinavian company Nordisk Film has acquired rights to “The Marco Effect,” the latest opus of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s “Department Q,” whose big-screen adaptations have been huge box office in Denmark. “The Marco Effect” marks the sixth book of Adler-Olsen’s hit Nordic Noir franchise “Department Q,” which has so far been adapted into a movie trilogy: “The […]

  • Ted Sarandos Harvey Weinstein

    Netflix Won't Host Golden Globes Party With Weinstein Company

    Scandinavian company Nordisk Film has acquired rights to “The Marco Effect,” the latest opus of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s “Department Q,” whose big-screen adaptations have been huge box office in Denmark. “The Marco Effect” marks the sixth book of Adler-Olsen’s hit Nordic Noir franchise “Department Q,” which has so far been adapted into a movie trilogy: “The […]

  • lady bird saoirse ronan Lucas hedges

    Comedies Speak Truth to Power in Golden Globes Race

    Scandinavian company Nordisk Film has acquired rights to “The Marco Effect,” the latest opus of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s “Department Q,” whose big-screen adaptations have been huge box office in Denmark. “The Marco Effect” marks the sixth book of Adler-Olsen’s hit Nordic Noir franchise “Department Q,” which has so far been adapted into a movie trilogy: “The […]

  • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

    Scooter Braun's Movie Business Expanding Well Beyond Justin Bieber

    Scandinavian company Nordisk Film has acquired rights to “The Marco Effect,” the latest opus of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s “Department Q,” whose big-screen adaptations have been huge box office in Denmark. “The Marco Effect” marks the sixth book of Adler-Olsen’s hit Nordic Noir franchise “Department Q,” which has so far been adapted into a movie trilogy: “The […]

  • New Media old media shakeup

    Murdoch Sale Talks Underscore Digital's Effect in Disrupting Hollywood

    Scandinavian company Nordisk Film has acquired rights to “The Marco Effect,” the latest opus of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s “Department Q,” whose big-screen adaptations have been huge box office in Denmark. “The Marco Effect” marks the sixth book of Adler-Olsen’s hit Nordic Noir franchise “Department Q,” which has so far been adapted into a movie trilogy: “The […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content