US remake rights to Danish newcomer Carsten Myllerup's thriller Midsummer have been picked by Bill Block's DecibelEntertainment, which plans to move its story from the Swedish woods to warmerclimates on Hawaii.
"At this point we don't know who will star in or direct the film,"Danish producer Rasmus Thorsen of Cosmo Film told Screendaily. He negotiatedthe US deal with Bill Block, who saw the film at the AFM earlier this yearshortly after its domestic release.
The script by featuredebutants Myllerup and Rasmus Heisterberg sees a group of Danish teenagers goto an isolated cabin in Sweden right after their high school graduation. Herethe truth behind the recent suicide committed by the sister of one of the boysis revealed as strange things begin to happen.
The film drew some 150.000 admissions in Denmark, and distributorSvensk Filmindustri subsequently decided to give the film a pan Nordictheatrical release. It opened well in Sweden this week, and it has just beenreleased on DVD in Denmark.
Midsummerwas produced by Rasmus Thorsen and Tomas Hostrup-Larsen for their Cosmo Film incollaboration with Sweden's Film I Vast and Illusion Film.
Formerpresident of Artisan Entertainment and ICM agent, Bill Block formedDecibel Entertainment with investor Ted Forstmann inmid 2002.