Fans of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" trilogy can look forward to a grand-scale international film on the Swedish bestselling novelist and journalist.
A life filled with drama The two Danish producers Helle Winther Remfeldt (Everest Pictures) and Helle Ulsteen (Kamoli Films) have signed an exclusive agreement with Larsson's partner through 32 years, Eva Gabrielsson, to document the life and work of Larsson, who died in 2004, 50 years old. The internationally renowned editor and director Michal Leszczylowski will lead the project.
"It's fantastic!" the two producers say. "We feel honoured to be the ones to produce the film on Stieg Larsson. Unfortunately, we can't unveil the many sources that are already in play, but safe to say that Larsson's own life was filled with drama – continuing even after his all-too premature death."Full access to unpublished material The film, with the working title "Stieg Larsson – untitled", will attempt to get behind the many myths about Stieg Larsson with a screenplay based on testimonies from the real-life characters behind Larsson's fiction and with strong documentary elements. The team, working closely with Eva Gabrielsson, will have full access to personal notes, documents and unpublished material, thus showing unknown sides of the life and work of Stieg Larsson.
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