The company that has produced the 'Twilight Saga' film series, has acquired the rights to the Jo Nesbo best-selling book and plans to adapt it into an English-language movie.
After adapting the "Twilight" novel series into a popular film franchise, Summit Entertainment is now set to give another best-selling book a big screen treatment. The studio has acquired the English-language movie rights to a Norwegian crime thriller novel by Jo Nesbo called "Headhunters".
Deadline reported that Summit bought the legal rights from Yellow Bird, a Swedish company that has already produced a Scandinavian version of the novel-adapted movie. The studio has chosen Marianne Gray, Ole Sondberg and Berna Levin as the producers for "Headhunters (2013)".
Nesbo's hit novel follows Roger Brown, whose career can't support his luxurious lifestyle. At an art opening one night, Brown meets Clas Greve, who owns a priceless painting that's been lost since World War II. Brown then decided to steal the precious art piece, but as he breaks into Greve's apartment, he finds more than just a painting. However, Brown doesn't know that Greve may turn out to be the worst thing that's ever happened to him.
The novel has recently been published in the U.S. and become a New York Times best-seller. Meanwhile, the Scandinavian film version of "Headhunters", which was released in August 2011, has appealed to more than 600,000 viewers in Norway and Denmark.