The love affair which has sprung between Scotland and the Scandinavian countries, and which has accelerated in recent years with films like Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself, The Bum's Rush and Skagerrak, is set to continue with a new collaboration between Sweden's Sonet Film and Brocken Spectre.

Together they secured the much sought after rights to adapt Ruaridh Nicoll's White Male Heart, and they will be presenting the first draft in Cannes at the Moonstone seminar.

It is described as a bleak and savage tale of frustrated adolescence colliding with sexual desire and fraternal love. Written by acclaimed playwright David Harrower, this will mark the feature debut of both writer and both producers Helena Danielsson and David Smith. The $5-6m project has already secured funding from Scottish Screen and Swedish regional fund Film I Vast and it is expected to shot on location in Scotland with exteriors at the Trollhattan studios in Sweden.