Sam Taylor-Johnson may have landed the sexiest directing job in town, but the indie helmer must now make “50 Shades of Grey” into something that can recapture the buzz it once had. Here are a few…
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MGM, the fabled studio that's made some folks piles of money and cost others their shirts, is heading back to the stock market -- news that left potential investors seeking clarity on MGM strategy…
The most famous scene in Swedish film used to be Max von Sydow playing chess with Death on the seashore in Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal." Now it's Noomi Rapace carving "I am a rapist pig" on…
It's been 25 years since Lasse Hallstrom made a film in his native Sweden.
Swedish shingle Yellow Bird, the outfit behind the original "Millennium" movie trilogy, is in development with Andy Harries' Left Bank Pictures to make a feature pic of Henning Mankell's "Italian…
As Sony revs up for its version of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the Swedish film industry is reaping its reward from the record-breaking success of the…
Hollywood remakes of foreign-language pics often create some distance from the original by tweaking the story or moving the setting to America, but filmmaker David Fincher seems unafraid to measure…
David Fincher isn't talking to the press about his English-language version of "Girl With a Dragon Tattoo."
For many, Sweden's Noomi Rapace is Lisbeth Salander -- the way Basil Rathbone is Sherlock Holmes and Sean Connery (for some) is still James Bond. But having made the hard-as-diamonds heroine of the…
As the adult-skewing drama becomes an endangered species at the studios, is there any hope for that venerable subcategory, the literary-book-to-screen adaptation?
Bland-looking Scandi crimer benefits from edge-of-your-seat pacing.