After the success of his adaptations of “Let the Right One In” and le Carre classic “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” filmmaker Tomas Alfredson has settled on a film version of the children’s novel “The Brothers Lionheart” as his next project.
The $50 million project, currently targeting a Christmas 2014 release, will be the most expensive Scandinavian production in history.
Set in a magical land of the afterlife, the story follows two brothers who join the resistance against an evil ruler who enforces control over the land with a dragon.
‘Right One’ author John Ajvide Lindqvist is penning the script based on Astrid Lindgren’s work which has been labelled as “unflinchingly” dark and subversive.
The project looks to have taken priority over the ‘Tinker’ follow-up “Smiley’s People” which remains in development.