More Nordic Noir books being adapted into film

Scandinavian crime isn’t dying anytime soon; a new book series are now going to be adapted into a trilogy of films.

Swedish writer Hakan Nesser’s Nordic Noir books collectively titled the ‘Intrigo’ series have sold more than 20 million copies around the world, with English-translated (and other languages) coming in 2017.

The books are going to be adapted into a series of three films. Los Angeles-based Enderby’s Rick Dugdale and Thomas Peter Friedl are producing the Intrigo features alongside Uwe Schott from Germany’s The Amazing Film Company. Production is set for early 2017 in Europe. By the sounds of it, the film series will have heavy American roots; with the producers and majority of financing to come from the U.S.


Daniel Alfredson, whose credits include The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, will direct the English-language Intrigo trilogy, which comprises Death Of An Author, Dear Agnes and Samaria.

The stories take place in an unspecified northern European country and deal with the themes of escape, guilt, revenge and atonement. Alfredson will adapt the material with Ditta Bongenhelm.


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.