English-language film based on Swedish crime novel to shoot in Norway

Thanks to Norway’s film incentive, an English-language film based on a Swedish crime series is in production, Norwegian film website Filter Film & TV reports.

The film, titled The Postcard Killingsis based on the 2010 novel by Swedish author Liza Marklund and American author James Patterson. In the novel, a young American couple is murdered while vacationing in Europe, The young woman’s father, Jacob Kanon, a New York City police investigator travels to Europe to hunt down the murderer. Other young couples in France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden have since then been killed and evidence points in the same direction. Kanon joins up with Scandinavian journalist Dessie Larsson to find the murderer. Kanon and Larsson must work against time since every murder is preceded by a postcard to a regional daily.

The film version will be directed by Janusz Kaminski, who won Oscar’s for Best Cinematography for Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List. He expressed a desire to shoot in Norway in February last year, in addition to shooting scenes in New York, Munich, Stockholm and northern Sweden.

The film stars Patrick Dempsey and Dakota Fanning, and will be released in 2018.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.