Following on from his success with “The Imitation Game,” filmmaker Morten Tyldum and his Norse Code production company have scored the screen rights to Bobbie Peers’s debut children’s novel “William Wenton and the Luridium Thief”.
The first in a series, the story follows a twelve-year old code-breaking genius is trying to make sense of his dramatic escape from London to live in secrecy in Norway. When his extraordinary talent for cracking codes is suddenly revealed, he faces the dangers that have been lurking around him for years.
The project will be developed as a directorial vehicle for Tyldum who also recently became attached to a new film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None,” but there’s no word as yet when that project might go into production. He is currently shooting Sony’s costly sci-fi film “Passengers” with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.
Tyldum, Janne Tyldum, Guri Neby and Morten Foss will produce ‘Luridium’.