Thursday, May 10, 2012

Screenwriters Named for Film Adaptation of The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Mystery, Suspense and Thriller Film News

The Festival de Cannes begins next week and we're already starting to get mystery movie news in advance of the event.

Earlier this year we reported that adaptations of Jussi Adler-Olsen's "Department Q" mysteries were planned. Now we're learning a few more details about the project.

Nikolaj Arcel — who adapted The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for the Swedish-language version of the film — and Mikkel Nørgaard will write the screenplay for the first in the series, The Keeper of Lost Causes (original Danish title: Kvinden i buret). Filming is expected to begin in October.

"You do not get a film project bigger than this," said Rikke Ennis, CEO of TrustNordisk, which will be pre-selling the project during Cannes. "It is a perfect match between a bestselling author, a high profile production company and the best Nordic talents."

Homicide detective and cold case investigator Carl Mørck is the head of "Department Q", who in his first case looks into the disappearance of a woman five years ago. (Read our review of The Keeper of Lost Causes.)

(Related article: The Hollywood Reporter.)


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