Monday, February 18, 2013

Film News: From Borch to Mørck

The Killing III's Nikolaj Lie Kaas who played Mathias Borch is to star as Carl Mørck in four films based on Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q series. Lebanese-Swedish actor Fares Fares will play Assad.

The first film, The Keeper of Lost Causes, [loosely?], based on the first book (published as Mercy in the UK) will be released in Denmark on the 3 October and has been snapped up for the UK by Arrow Films.

From Trust Nordisk:
Based on the first book in Jussi Adler-Olsen’s bestselling thriller series about Department Q THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES tells the story of the two policemen Carl Mørck and Assad who become involved in a five-year-old case concerning a missing woman, Merete. Soon Carl and Assad are on a journey through Scandinavia’s darkest corners to find a psychopathic killer.
Mercy, translated by Lisa Hartford, was voted the Euro Crime Reviewers Favourite read of 2011.


Jeremy Megraw said...

thanks, will keep on my radar!

Kathy D. said...

The Keeper of Lost Causes simply must come to the U.S. in film!