Summit is looking to get into the crime thriller game. Deadline reports that the studio has acquired the English-language movie rights to Jo Nesbø’s Norwegian thriller Headhunters. The book was recently published in the United States and quickly became a New York Times bestseller. The story centers on a corporate head hunter who finances his extravagant lifestyle by stealing artwork from his rich clients. He gets wrapped up into a murderous scheme after breaking into his most recent client’s apartment.
A Scandinavian adaptation of the novel has already been produced, and screened to positive reception at Fantastic Fest. Marianne Gray, Ole Sondberg, and Berna Levin are set to produce the English-language pic. Hit the jump to read a synopsis of the novel.
For many, The Lincoln Lawyer has been a bit of a surprise hit. It received shockingly good reviews and is doing okay at the box office. So it makes sense that we’re seeing movement now on two more Michael Connelly adaptations: The Black Ice and The Black Echo. Deadline is reporting that those two novels, both written by Connelly who also penned the book The Lincoln Lawyer was based on, are being adapted for film by producers Soren Staermose and Ole Sondberg’s Swedish production company Yellow Bird. Yellow Bird is best known for it’s adaptation of the Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
All this comes off of the heels of Connelly suing Paramount for the rights of both books. Paramount has had the rights to both The Black Ice and The Black Echo since 1992, but has stalled the projects on numerous occasions. Both novels center around Connelly’s main character, LAPD detective Harry Bosch. The character has been at the center of 16 of Connelly’s novels and will hopefully be hitting the screen sometime in the near future. Hit the jump for synopses of The Black Ice and The Black Echo.