Tomas Alfredson to Work on The Brothers Lionheart Adaptation
Director Tomas Alfredson is determined to tackle every genre. In 2008, the then 43-year-old director collaborated with novelist John Ajvide Lindqvist to create Let the Right One In, a horror film that is at some moments shocking and at others extremely moving. Three years later, Alfredson directed two star-studded actors, Gary Oldman and Colin Firth, in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Now Alfredson turns his attention to fantasy with his new project, The Brothers Lionheart.
Originally a children’s book by Swedish author Astrid Lindren, best known for creating the character Pippi Longstocking, The Brothers Lionheart focuses on two brothers, Jonathan and Karl, who discover a semi-despotic world in the afterlife. Alfredson will reunite with Lindqvist to bring the 40-year-old tale to movie theaters. It’s still unclear whether Alfredson will take the directing reins for the film, but the budget is expected to be around 30 million.
Alfredson has been relatively quiet since the success of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Buying rights to a beloved Swedish children’s tale suggests the seasoned director is ready for a return to the big screen.
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