'Let the Right One In' Director Tomas Alfredson is Remaking a Swedish Classic

Tomas Alfredson is best known for making 2008's cult Swedish vamp flick Let the Right One In, which he followed up with the sleek and classy Carré adaptation, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. So, how does he follow up those highly acclaimed, yet very different, modern classics? That'd be with an adaptation of a Swedish kids classic.

The director, according to The Hollywood Reporter, has already picked up the rights to fantasy novel 'The Brothers Lionheart' from Swedish kids' author Astrid Lindgren ('Pippi Longstocking'). The story, which was previously adapted by Olle Hellbom in 1977, follows two brothers who meet up in the afterlife for some bangin' adventures. 

Alfredson will be reunited with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy screenwriter Peter Straughan and Let the Right One In screenwriter John Ajvide Lindqvist, who co-wrote the 'Brothers Lionheart' script; while Swiss cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema (The Fighter) will get behind the camera. Dream team? Could be. 

The film is rumoured to be released in Sweden in Christmas 2014, so it looks like we could be twiddling our thumbs for some time, guys.

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