Daniel Alfredson’s mystery drama will shoot in Cuba and Sweden.
Swedish director Daniel Alfredson [pictured], who most recently directed two-thirds of the Millennium trilogy, has continued his collaboration with Danish Yellow Bird producer Søren Stærmose with Echoes From The Dead (Skumtimmen), an adaption of Swedish author Johan Theorin’s book.
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After starting principal photography on Cuba, the production will continue next week on Öland in Sweden, to wrap end of October. Lena Endre, Tord Peterson and Thomas W Gabrielsson star in the mystery drama, which Nordisk Film will release domestically in October 2013.
Voted Best First Mystery Novel 2007 by the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers, journalist-turned-author Theorin’s first book about the reconciliation between a daughter and a father has been sold to more than 20 countries.
Scripted by Alfredson and Ditta Bongenheilm, Echoes From The Dead is the story of Julia Davidsson, whose five-year-old son disappeared 20 years ago on Öland with no trace of him ever found. Davidsson has always accused her father of being involved in his death.
Stærmose, who produced Alfredson’s The Girl Who Played With Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (Luftslottet som sprängdes), has packaged the project for Yelllow Bird, with Fundament Film’s Lars Pettersson.
Supported by the Swedish Film Institute, Echoes From The Dead is co-produced with Swedish pubcaster SVT, Nouvago Capital, and has been pre-sold to Norway’s TV2, Denmark’s DRTV, MTV3 Finland and Lumiere Distribution for the Netherlands and Belgium.