“The Imitation Game” director Morten Tyldum is teaming with Yellow Bird to develop an English-language version of their 2011 Norwegian comic thriller “Headhunters”.
Based on Jo Nesbo’s 2008 novel, the story chronicles the escapades of a high-living corporate headhunter who steals artwork from rich clients to finance his expensive lifestyle. When a heist unexpectedly goes wrong, he ends up in way over his head. Aksel Hennie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau starred in the original film.
Both a feature and TV series remake of the film are being considered with a search currently underway for a writer. Morten Tyldum, Marianne Gray, Berna Levin and Janne Tyldum will produce.
Yellow Bird previously setup a “Headhunters” TV series at HBO and Lionsgate in 2013, a project that did not go past the development stage with the rights now reverting back to Yellow Bird. Neither HBO or Lionsgate are involved any longer.