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Lasse Hallstrom to Shoot 'The Hypnotist,' First Swedish Film in 24 Years

Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules) will direct his first Swedish film in 24 years, taking on the adaptation of best selling crime novel The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler.

The film, which Hallstrom will begin shooting this winter, is the first in a planned franchise based on Kepler's Detective Joona Linna series, which are most successful Swedish crime novels worldwide after Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy.

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JL4120d ago

Seriously, for whatever reason, Swedish films seem to be really hot right now.

So, a 2012 release? Hmm, what you wanna bet Hollywood does an English remake with a 2013 release? lol

darklordzor4120d ago

Yeah I was just about to say that I guess I'll just wait for the US remake in order to see it.

JL4120d ago

I'd probably prefer the Swedish version. Hollywood tends to mess up the remakes.

darklordzor4120d ago

Normally true, but sometimes they do a decent job of transferring them over and sticking with the themes the original presents.

JL4120d ago

True. Though even with those the consensus usually tends to be something like "Not quite as good as the original, but still a very fine movie". Much like the remakes of classics they make. For instance, 12 Angry Men comes to mind. The remake was a very fine film. Yet still it doesn't reach or surpass the Lumet original.

MrMyers4120d ago

I haven't really cared for any of the Swedish movies that have gotten attention over here and in Hollywood.