MONSTER Director To Remake Norwegian Film JACKPOT

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MONSTER Director To Remake Norwegian Film JACKPOT
Patty Jenkins, best known as the writer and director of the Charlize Theron-led film Monster, will helm the English-language remake of the Norwegian action-comedy Jackpot. According to THR, the script is being written by David Callaham, who wrote the first Expendables film, as well as Doom and Godzilla

Magnus Martens wrote and directed the original Norwegian film, based on a novel by Jo Nesbø, one of the current darlings of Scandinavian crime fiction. Our own Kurt Halfyard caught it at Fantasia in Montreal back in 2012. Highlights from his review include such praise as...

"Jackpot is bloody as hell with no fears of severing body parts and splattering victims and perpetrators alike; a very large bosomed lady falling in slow motion from a shotgun blast is played for laughs.

"Magnus Martin's Jackpot captures the brilliant combination of thoughtful planning and convenient co-incidence that is Nesbø's idiom.

"Nothing too deep, but relentlessly entertaining and darkly funny Jackpot is too stylish of a good time to pass up."

You can read his review in its entirety right here

Jenkins has kept busy directing for television since guiding Theron to her Academy Award-winning performance; her credits include episodes of Arrested Development and Entourage. More recently she directed two episodes of The Killing, including the pilot, a series that was based on a Danish series, which suggests she is exactly the right person to direct the new version of Jackpot
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