Miramax to handle world sales on ‘Intrigo’ trilogy

Some information considering the project Intrigo:

Miramax has come on board to sell worldwide rights excluding German-speaking territories to Enderby Entertainment’s Intrigo thriller trilogy directed by Daniel Alfredson.

The films are based on Hakan Nesser’s books take place in an undefined northern European country and deal with the themes of escape, guilt, revenge and atonement.

The trilogy is in post and comprises Death Of An Author starring Ben Kingsley, Benno Furmann, Tuva Novotny and Veronica Ferres; Dear Agnes with Carla Juri, Gemma Chan, and Jamie Sives; and Samaria starring Phoebe Fox, Andrew Buchan, Millie Brady, and Jeff Fahey.

Enderby’s Rick Dugdale produces alongside The Amazing Film Company’s Thomas Peter Friedl and Uwe Schott. Enderby, The Amazing Film Company, Silver Reel, Seine Pictures and Umedia are financing the series.

Executive producers are Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber and Ian Hutchinson, Daniel Petrie, Jr., and Seine Pictures’ Ivan Orlic and Lauren Mekhael. Fox International handles distribution in German-speaking territories.

Alfredson directed The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, and Kidnapping Mr. Heineken. The three films are currently in post and the Intrigo novels will be published worldwide in 2018.

Tuva to Star in Adaptation of ‘Intrigo’ Trilogy of Books

Tuva is connected to star in the the upcoming Håkan Nesser movies alongside Ben Kingsley and Benno Fürmann. It will be directed by Daniel Alfredson and will be released in 2018.

Benno Furmann and Tuva Novotny also will head up the cast of the film based on the book trilogy by best-selling author Hakan Nesser.
Ben Kingsley will star in an adaptation of the book trilogy Intrigo for Enderby Entertainment and The Amazing Film Co.

Benno Furmann and Tuva Novotny also will head up the cast of the Daniel Alfredson-helmed film based on a book trilogy by best-selling author Hakan Nesser.

The books, individually titled Death of an Author, Dear Agnes and Samaria are set in an undefined country somewhere in northern Europe, where Nesser has set many of his stories. The three films share the same psychology and narrative structure, dealing with dark, hidden secrets destined to surface and with the concepts of guilt, revenge and atonement. The films will all be shot in English.

Production of Death of an Author is set to begin this week in Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Belgium, immediately followed by the other two films. All three movies are expected to wrap by the end of August. A theatrical release of the first film is targeted for the end of 2018.

The three films will be introduced to buyers at the Cannes market, which kicks off May 17.

The Amazing Film Co. will co-produce and finance the three films along with Enderby and Umedia, with Silver Reel also coming on board to co-finance. The films will be produced by Enderby’s Rick Dugdale and Thomas Peter Friedl and Uwe Schott from Amazing Film Co. Ian Hutchinson from Silver Reel will serve as executive producer, and Claudia Bluemhuber will serve as senior executive producer.

Additionally, Fox International Production has picked up all rights for German-speaking territories.

“Hakan Nesser has fascinated millions of readers all over the world with his thrilling intrigues taking place in Maardam,” Dugdale said. “With our trilogy of feature films we have chosen a unique and extraordinary concept to bring this mysterious world to the big screen.”

Added Friedl: “To shoot and post all three films ‘en bloc’ and establishing the umbrella brand Intrigo is a groundbreaking new approach to attract our audience beyond each of our three movies and will open many ways for cross marketing and overlapping rights exploitation for us and our distributors.”

Nesser’s books, published by Albert Bonniers and licensed by Bonnier Rights in Sweden, have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and are translated into more than 30 languages. The first book, Intrigo, will be published worldwide next year.