Two young Finnish women in London are drawn inexorably together via the Studio – a clandestine group dedicated to bringing justice to those beyond the law. But, as their battle against exploitation, violence and corporate greed intensifies, will the Studio’s ends continue to justify its means?
International crime drama ‘Cold Courage’ is written by BAFTA nominated David Joss Buckley (‘Hinterland’) and Brendan Foley. Based on the bestselling books by Pekka Hiltunen, the eight episode series will premiere exclusively on MTG’s Nordic video streaming service Viaplay in 2019. Cold Courage’ will be directed by internationally awarded Agneta Fagerström-Olsson (Wallander, Knockout, Kniven i Hjärtat, Hammarkullen, Den förste zigenaren i rymden) and Kadir Balci (Amigo’s, Trouw met mij, Turquaze). Co-producers are Potemkino (Belgium), Vico Films (Ireland) and Sagafilm Nordic (Iceland). ‘Cold Courage’ will be distributed internationally by Lionsgate.
THE MAN WHO DIED
Screen adaptation of the best-selling novel
Luminoir has acquired the rights to develop and produce a feature film of the 2016 novel The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen.
The Man Who Died is a thriller about Jaakko Kaunismaa, a matsutake entrepreneur who discovers that he faces a certain prolonged death, having been exposed to the toxins of a poisonous mushroom.
“The story of the matsutake entrepreneur Jaakko Kaunismaa is a riotous tale certain to have potential for an international success. One could hardly describe the Finnish mentality and attitude to life in a more hilarious way!” declare Luminoir producers Markku Flink and Pauli Pentti.
The screenplay will be written by David Joss Buckley and Jari O. Rantala.