Three Seconds Adaptation Planned

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Black List screenwriter Matt Cook is set to adapt the Swedish crime novel Three Seconds for the big screen, Variety reports.

Released in 2009 in Sweden (with a translated version hitting the US last year), the novel represents a collaboration between journalist Anders Roslund and former criminal Borge Hellström, telling the intricately-layered story of criminals turned double agents by the Swedish police.

The original article suggests that the massive tome will be significantly trimmed for the feature version, likely focusing on a single storyline from the novel.