Summit Entertainment has plans to develop an American film based on the Norwegian novel Headhunters, Deadline reports. Released in Norway in 2008 and domestically just last month, the international bestseller launched a novel series by author Jo Nesbø, who describes the first book as follows on his official site:
“Headhunters” introduces us to the charming villain Roger Brown, a man who seems to have it all: he is Norways most successful headhunter, married to the beautiful gallery owner Diana, owns a magnificent house and is living larger than he should. Meanwhile, he is playing at the dangerous game of art theft. At a gallery opening, his wife introduces him to the Dutchman Clas Greve. Not only is Greve the perfect candidate for the CEO position of the GPS company Pathfinder that Roger Brown is recruiting for; he is also in possession of The Calydonian Boar Hunt by Peter Paul Rubens, one of the most sought-after paintings in modern art history. Roger sees his chance to become financially independent, and starts planning his biggest hit ever. But soon, he runs into trouble and its not financial problems that are threatening to knock him over this time The winding, explosive plot takes us from societys financial and industrial elite to an underworld of contract killers and swindlers, offering Nesbos variations on the most spectacular murders, car chases and escapes that the genre has to offer on the way.
Yellow Bird Productions (who produced the original film versions of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy) released a film adaptation of Headhunters earlier this year.
You can watch Nesbø discuss the novel in the video below: