Saturday, October 07, 2006

Gunnar Staalesen's Varg Veum novels to be filmed

Varg Veum appears to be a Norwegian Philip Marlowe, currently 3 are available in English:

Yours Until Death
At Night All Wolves are Grey
The Writing on the Wall

I haven't tried any of them yet day...

"Trond Espen Seim, the Norwegian actor who portrayed the angelic nurse from Erik Poppe's gripping 2004 drama Hawaii, Oslo, will star as the title character in a series based on Gunnar Staalesen's bestselling Varg Veum novels. The 84 million Kroner (about €10.5 million) project encompasses a total of six adventures of the private eye, two produced for the cinema and four for television. Pre-production on the feature project has been underway for a month, with shooting scheduled to start in the Norwegian town of Bergen (Veum's home town) in October. The first feature film to be shot will be based on Staalesen's Bitre blomster (Bitter Flowers), which will be released theatrically."
I don't suppose we'll ever get to see the series in the UK, but maybe the film will be available in 'art house' cinemas.

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