Alfredson Helms Space Tale “Larklight”

Swedish film director Tomas Alfredson (“Let the Right One In”) has signed on to direct the period fantasy “Larklight” at Warner Bros. Pictures and Di Novi Pictures according to Heat Vision.

Based on Philip Reeve’s 2006 novel, the story is set in an alternate Victorian-era universe in which mankind has been exploring the solar system since the time of Isaac Newton.

Against this backdrop, a brother and sister team with a band of renegade space pirates to save the world from destruction at the hands of a madman.

Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises”) is rewriting the script. Alfredson takes over for the previously attached Shekhar Kapur (“Elizabeth”).