Tomas Alfredson has made two very specific sort of films in a row: the period-piece adaptations Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. But in the wake of the release of Tinker, we haven’t heard much about what the director will do next. He was mentioned as a possible option for Catching Fire, though that always seemed like a longshot, and has a couple other films in some stage of development.

At Cannes this year, however, it came out that Alfredson has also bought the screen rights to Astrid Lindgren‘s book The Brothers Lionheart, and is planning a film. Whether as producer or director is unknown, but Let the Right One In screenwriter John Ajvide Lindqvist is adapting the script. Read More »

It’s speculation time, but this is informed speculation. In a piece about the inroads that Scandanavian films and filmmakers have been making with US audiences, there’s a mention that Handling the Undead, another novel from Let the Right One In novelist John Ajvide Lindqvist, will soon be shopped to US studios. The logical conclusion to draw from that fact is that a film will soon be in development. Read More »


Moviehole reports than in a pull-out section of the Melbourne, Australia paper The Herald-Sun young actor Kodi Smit-McPhee (seen alongside Eric Bana in Romulus, My Father and co-star of The Road) mentioned that he was up for one of the two lead roles in the American remake of Let the Right One In. Moviehole doesn’t provide any transcribed quotes, but paraphrases Smit-McPhee saying that his chances are ‘looking good’. Read More »