Magazine article Screen International

Yellow Bird Kicks off New Wallander Film Series

Magazine article Screen International

Yellow Bird Kicks off New Wallander Film Series

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The Troubled Man to get theatrical release in early 2013, with five more thrillers going straight to TV/home entertainment.

After Millennium and Headhunters, Swedish production outfit, Yellow Bird, returns to a faithful employee, Ystad police inspector Kurt Wallander: yesterday Swedish director Agneta Fagerström-Olsson started principal photography for The Troubled Man, which will launch a $14.1 million package of six Wallander films, with Krister Henriksson in the lead.

Produced by Malte Forssell and Jon Mankell, in collaboration with Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 and Germany's ARD Degeto, the thriller will be theatrically released early 2013 by Swedish major, Svensk Filmindustri, while the following five will go straight to home entertainment and television.

"This will be my 10th and definitely last Wallander novel," said Swedish author Henning Mankell, when The Troubled Man was published in 2009. Now a grandfather, trying to get closer to her daughter Linda and her family, Wallander is taken back to the Cold War when a retired commander - Linda's father-in-law - suddenly disappears. …

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