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Tomas Alfredson's 'Brothers Lionheart' Set To Become Most Expensive Scandinavian Movie Ever, Targeted For Christmas 2014 Release

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 29, 2013 10:49 AM
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After the release of his elegant period spy thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," which received critical raves and solid box office, it was a big question of what Tomas Alfredson would do next. The director, who made a splash with his Swedish vampire movie "Let the Right One In," had a number of potential projects on the docket (including a potential Smiley sequel), and has finally settled on one – an adaptation of Astrid Lindgren's beloved 1973 children's fantasy novel "The Brothers Lionheart." What's more – the film looks to be the most expensive Scandinavian film in history, and a holiday 2014 release date has been set. Sounds magical!

'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Director Tomas Alfredson Planning 'The Brothers Lionheart'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2012 8:39 AM
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Despite the critical acclaim and modest box office success of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," director Tomas Alfredson hasn't been attached to many -- or any -- movies in the way you might expect. His name was briefly on the shortlist for "Catching Fire" and his adaptation of Philip Reeves' "Larklight" is still brewing, though when we spoke with him at the end of last year, he wasn't sure where on his schedule that might be. But it seems another project has caught his attention, one based on a book, and the helmer quietly hit Cannes earlier in the month to drum up interest.

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