Joachim Trier’s ‘Thelma’ will be remade in the U.S.

The Norwegian supernatural film Thelma is set to be remade in the U.S, Deadline reports.

The original film is about a religious girl named Thelma who tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who’s in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to remerge with devastating results. Thelma is directed by Joachim Trier and was released in 2017 with positive results – the film is currently nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize and is Norway’s selection for the Academy Awards.

The remake will be produced by FilmNation Entertainment with Craig Gillespie directing. Gillespie has previously directed I, Tonya and Lars and the Real Girl. Christy Hall will write the script. The project is still in its early stages.

Honestly, the only thought that comes to mind is why. The original came out just over a year ago, and it is fantastic. 

Would you watch a remake of Thelma?

Here is the trailer from the original film:

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.