Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Film Rights Optioned for the Swedish Thriller Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström

Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom
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Deadline|New York is reporting that New Regency has optioned the film rights to Three Seconds, the fifth mystery in the Sundkvist and Grens series by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström.

The novel, published in 2009 under the title Tre Sekunder in the authors' native Sweden, is just the second of the series to be published in the US. It was recognized with the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award 2009 for "Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year".

In the book, a man is forced to seize control of one of Sweden’s maximum security prisons ... from the inside. It's an operation assigned by the police force. And by the Polish mafia. He realizes he is on his own, can trust no one, and that from the moment his double play is revealed he will become a huge liability for police and mafia alike. He calls himself Paula and he knows he could be dead in just three seconds.

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