Tomas Alfredson Set to Direct a 'Larklight' Adaptation for WB
The original Swedish vampire tale Let the Right One In is hopefully working its way into everyone's psyche recently by way of Let Me In finally hitting theaters last weekend. Since that original Swedish film arrived in 2008, I've been anxious to see what Swedish director Tomas Alfredson's follow-up to that horror classic would be. For a while he's been attached to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which should be shooting soon, but Heat Vision reports he's also just signed on to direct Larklight, an adaptation of a period fantasy novel by Philip Reeve, for Warner Bros and Di Novi Pictures. So will this movie be Alfredson's big Hollywood break?
Larklight is set in a Victorian-era alternate universe in which mankind has been exploring the solar system since the time of Isaac Newton and revolves around a brother and sister who team with a band of renegade space pirates to save the world from destruction at the hands of a madman. Steven Knight (Amazing Grace, Eastern Promises) is currently rewriting the script to the project. I've never heard of this, but it sounds quite interesting. AICN calls it "sci-fi steampunk" which means I'm going to love it. I'm really hoping Alfredson can swing around and continue to impress with other major projects following Let the Right One In, so I am already looking forward to seeing Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy next and Larklight, whenever it gets made.