New Series And Film Adaption In The Works For Lars Kepler’s Serial Killer Novels

December 11, 2017

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There are a new series and film, based on the Lars Kepler’s series of thriller novels, on its way from Anonymous Content, according to Deadline. Lars Kepler is the pseudonym for the married Swedish writing team of  Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril.
A film adaption of ‘The Sandman’ will kick off the franchise which Kepler and Niclas Salomonsson will executive produce. The television adaption of ‘The Hypnotist’ has a first look deal with Paramount Television. Kerry Kohansky-Roberts of Anonymous and Steve Golin will executive produce both the film and the series.
‘The Hypnotist’ is set in Tumba, Sweden, where a triple homicide catches the attention of Detective Inspector Joona Linna. The only witness, a boy who watched his family being butchered. It’s a miracle that the boy survived after receiving more than a hundred knife wounds. He remains in shock, but the detective is desperate for answers and turns to a hypnotist to unlock the boy’s memory of the killer, but sets off a series of terrifying events.

The film is a chilling story of a manipulative serial killer, and man and a cop who are on a mission to beat him at his own game. Mikael Kohler-Frost is found wandering outside of Stockholm. He went missing thirteen years earlier along with his younger sister. Long thought to be the victims of Sweden’s most notorious serial killer, Jurek Walter, who is now serving a life sentence in a psychiatric hospital. Mikael tells police that his sister is still alive but is being held prisoner by someone only known as the “Sandman”. Mikael enlists the help of a young female inspector, the only person Jurek Walter will talk to. The inspector enters the psychiatric hospital to try to get to Jurek before it’s too late.

The translated book series will arrive in the U.S. in July, beginning with ‘The Hypnotist’.

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