Chicago-based arthouse distributor Music Box Films has acquired U.S. rights to “The Returned,” the hit Canal Plus supernatural drama. Bringing together film and TV talent on both sides of the camera…
Stieg Larsson Trilogy
Though it marks a return to Swedish filmmaking after 25 years of English-language features, Lasse Hallstrom's gruesome thriller "The Hypnotist" feels like a rather awkward fit for the director of…
It's been 25 years since Lasse Hallstrom made a film in his native Sweden.
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…
Sean Bean is in talks to topline a trilogy of "Devil's Peak" films, based on South African author Deon Meyer's novels.
As classy a film as could be made from Stieg Larsson's sordid page-turner, David Fincher's much-anticipated return to serial-killer territory is a fastidiously grim pulp entertainment that plays like…
Even before Rooney Mara persuaded director David Fincher she was right for the lead in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," she had to convince herself.
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…