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Tomas Alfredson to Follow ‘The Snowman’ with ‘Jönssonligan’ Remake

Written by on June 26, 2018 


After two of the greatest films of the century thus far, Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, there hasn’t been a fall from grace quite like what Tomas Alfredson experienced with The Snowman. Thankfully, his disappointing (to put it mildly) crime thriller didn’t put him in director jail, rather just provided Film Twitter for endless jokes, courtesy of Universal’s marketing. The director has now found his next project, and no, it won’t be another Jo Nesbø adaptation.

Rather, the Swedish director will be taking on a comedy with a reboot of Jönssonligan–itself a remake of the Danish series–which followed a group of criminals, including an explosions expert with alcoholism, as they plan a heist. The series launched in the early 1980s and went for eight films, with another reboot coming out just three years ago. With Alfredson going back to something of a smaller scale outside of the realm of Hollywood, hopefully it will be a much-needed refresher for the director.

Featuring the cast of Henrik Dorsin, Anders Johansson, David Sundin, and Hedda Stiernstedt, production will begin shortly in time for a late 2019 release. [Metro via The Playlist]

As we await the project, if you speak Swedish, check out the 1992 film The Jönsson Gang & the Black Diamond below.

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