Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Deadpool Trailer Crashes In
'Daddy needs to express some rage...'
Peter Berg Looks To Direct Patriots' Day
He may reunite with Mark Wahlberg for the Boston bombing drama
First Trailer For Roland Emmerich's Stonewall
Where Pride began
Corey Stoll On For Woody Allen's Next Film
Parker Posey also aboard the untitled project
Hugh Dancy Finds The Way
He's joining Aaron Paul in the Hulu series
Chris Pine Aboard Comancheria
Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges also on for the drama
Carlo Gallo Back For Bad Neighbours 2
She'll appear alongside Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
04 November 2014
Shekhar Kapur To Direct Tiger's Curse
From Colleen Houck's YA novel
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Let The Right One In (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Empire Star Rating
Eastern Promises (2007)
Empire Star Rating
The Four Feathers (2003)
Empire Star Rating
Elizabeth
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Tomas Alfredson Catches The Larklight
Directing the adventure novel adaptation

06 October 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Heat Vision Blog

submit to reddit

Considering how well he did the last time he adapted a novel into a film (you might have heard of Let The Right One In), Swedish director Tomas Alfredson definitely seems to be keeping to the pattern with his next couple of jobs. He’s already hard at work on Tinker Tailor, Soldier, Spy with a fantastic selection of British acting talent, but looking further ahead, he’s also agreed to make Larklight for Warner Bros.

Readers with memories that stretch back as far as 2006 might recall that Warners bought up the rights to Philip Reeve’s novel, intending to adapt the space opera for the screen. It’s easy to see why it was attractive: a compelling blend of Victorian drama and Zathura-style sci-fi shenanigans, it’s set in an alternate universe where humanity has been exploring space for more than a hundred years, and finds two kids who go on an adventure when their house (which orbits the moon) is attacked by nasty sentient spider types.

Shekhar Kapur was the first director to approach the material back in 2008, working with Eastern Promises’ Steve Knight to get the script into shape. But after Kapur left to work on New York, I Love You, the project has remained largely dormant.

Now, according to the Heat Vision blog, Knight is working on a new draft, which Alfredson may well make his next assignment once John Le Carre’s spies are dealt with.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Chelsea Handler Means War
Comedienne tools up for McG
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets The Cast Of The Gift
On acting scared, Words With Friends battles and Lego Bateman

Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)