The first film poster for The Hypnotist shows a tunnel or an eye, depending on how you look at the graphic. Based on the first promo' sheet and synopsis, this film is one of the more intriguing thrillers in development. 2012 is the expected released date (Europe) , but a North American release could be a little longer.
The synopsis for The Hypnotist is here:
"In the middle of a dark December night, psychiatrist Erik Maria Bark is woken by a telephone call from a hospital in Stockholm. Detective Inspector Joona Linna asks for his immediate help in treating an unconscious patient suffering from acute trauma.
He hopes that
Now, Bloody Disgusting is reporting that the actor has found a brand new gig to call his own. The outlet is reporting that he’ll star in Lasse Hallstrom’s (My Life As A Dog) upcoming take on the Lars Kepler novel, The Hypnotist. The actor, who will next be seen as Beorn in The Hobbit, will take on the role of Detective Joona Linna, a man who must look into a triple homicide, by having a survivor hypnotized.
The film will shoot this winter following The Hobbit, and could very well be the start of a Girl With The Dragon Tattoo-like franchise. Personally, while I’ve never read the book, I do really like Persbrandt as a thespian, and in this type of film,
Twitch, the website that first reported Spike Lee would be directing the Oldboy remake, is now reporting Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men) is at the top of Mandate's casting wishlist for the film's lead role. Choi Min-Sik played the role in Chan-wook Park's highly-acclaimed South Korean version.
The site also reports both Chan-wook Park's 2003 original film and the Japanese manga it was adapted from will be used as source material for Lee's film.
A comparison to Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Infernal Affairs, written by William Monahan, is said to be a good comparison for how the film will be treated. Just like The Departed we can expect "characters and scenarios from the source material as a
In any event, word has come today that Hobbit star Mikael Persbrandt has signed on to play Detective Linna in Lasse Hallstrom's big screen adaptation of the Lars Kepler novel The Hypnotist. The film is the first in a planned franchise based on Kepler's Detective Joona Linna series.
In the novel Detective Linna investigates a grisly triple homicide where the only survivor, a young boy, is too traumatized to testify. Linna convinces a famous psychologist, against his better judgment, to hypnotize the boy, setting off a terrifying chain of events.
Based on the non-fiction novel by David Ebershoff, Weisz would play Greta Wegener, a portrait painter in 1920s Copenhagen who asked her husband Einar to stand in for an absent female model.
Slipping on a dress, stockings and woman’s shoes began a metamorphosis into Lili. When the photos became wildly popular, Greta encouraged her husband to do more.
The harmless game evolved into something deeper - the landmark 1931 first sex-change operation that shocked the world and threatened their marriage. Greta finally let go when she realized the man she married no longer exists.
While Nicole Kidman has been attached to play Einar/Lili for almost two years, the film has seen numerous other people come and go. Charlize Theron was previously attached to play Greta while Tomas Alfredsson ("Let The Right One In
Premise of "The Hypnotist" follows the criminal investigation of a family by 'Detective Inspector Joona Linna'.
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Lasse Hallström (Chocolat, The Cider House Rules, The Shipping News, My Life as a Dog) will be taking on the Lars Kepler best-selling thriller, The Hypnotist. The book follows Detective Joona Linna investigating a triple homicide. After witnessing the murder of his family, the only survivor -- a young boy -- is so traumatized he cannot recount what happened. A renowned and retired psychologist is convinced to help; he agrees to hypnotize the boy to search his subconscious for clues. The story is said to be filled with unexpected twists and turns and the
But as you already guess, the film will be the first in a trilogy that will follow Detective Joona Linna in his homicide investigations.
By the way, Kepler books are the most successful Swedish crime works around the world following Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy.
So let’s start with The Hypnotist book synopsis:
“A triple homicide, all the victims from the same family, captivates Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the grisly murders-against the wishes of the national police. The killer is at large, and it appears that the elder sister of the family escaped the carnage; it seems only a matter of time until she, too, is murdered.
But where can Linna begin? The only surviving witness is an intended victim-the boy whose mother, father, and
This is the first Swedish film in 24 years that Lasse Hallström will direct, and is the first in a planned franchise based on Lars Kepler's Detective Joona Linna series, which are most successful Swedish crime novels worldwide after Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy.
In the novel, Detective Linna investigates a grisly triple homicide where the only survivor, a young boy, is too traumatized to testify. Linna convinces a famous psychologist, against his better judgment, to hypnotize the boy, setting off a terrifying chain of events.
Lasse Hallström will begin shooting this winter for a planned 2012 release in Sweden.
Hallstrom is responsible for such films as What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Chocolat, and The Cider House Rules. The Hypnotist is an adaptation of the novel by Lars Kepler, which is also the second most popular Swedish books worldwide (the Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson is the first).
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