The film adaptation of crime author Michael Connelly’s “The Lincoln Lawyer” is in theaters now with Matthew McConaughey playing Mickey Haller, a character who appears in seven of Connelly’s books.
Connelly’s signature character though is LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch who appears in eighteen of his books starting with “The Black Echo” and “The Black Ice” back in 1992. Paramount Pictures optioned the books back when they first came out and have essentially sat on them ever since. Connelly sued the studio last year when he attempted to recover rights to the stalled film project.
Now, Deadline reports that Connelly is in talks to forge a new film alliance with Swedish production company Yellow Bird Films for the rights which Connelly is allegedly planning to buy back himself from Paramount for a cool $3 million.
The deal with Yellow Bird, the company behind the Swedish film adaptations of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” series and the upcoming Hollywood remake, is being worked out with Connelly likely to be a partner in the film venture. Neither party however has officially commented on the story.