Amma Asante to helm series adaptation of Smilla’s Sense of Snow
After garnering rave reviews on her behalf focus on Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Mrs. America, Amma Asante has found her next television project by means of Constantin Film’s adaptation of the Danish thriller novel Smilla’s Sense of Snow, in accordance with .
Written by Peter Höeg and published in 1992 and 1993 in English, the novel followed the titular woman, a transplanted Greenlander in Copenhagen, as she investigate the mysterious death of an immigrant Inuit child in the projects and uncovers clues that lead towards a conspiracy regarding a secretive island in her home country and a grander supernatural revelation.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be helming a show with this type of powerful female lead at its center,” Assante said in a statement. “Peter 1993 novel gave us a potent social commentary Höeg’s, with a heroine of her time ahead, today than ever before that illuminated themes more relevant. It had been a compelling alchemy for me personally, and an excellent jumping-off point for the update right into a modern supernatural thriller that asks poignant questions for the times.”
The series has been scripted by Clive Bradley (Trapped) and you will be executive made by Constantin Film’s executive board members Oliver Berben and Robert Kulzer with Constantin CEO Martin Moszkowicz mounted on produce and Colin Scully, Alex Brandon and Westmore Zimon all overseeing the project for the German production company.
“We felt compelled to revisit this groundbreaking novel 30 years later due to the extraordinary prescience of its topics and themes,” Kulzer said in a statement. “Amma includes a brilliant emotional and intellectual grasp of the story and we’re able to not become more excited to be on this journey with her.”
The novel once was adapted into film in 1997 with Julia Ormond (The Walking Dead: World Beyond) and Gabriel Byrne (Hereditary) leading the cast and Billie August (A Fortunate Man) directing the mixed-received translation of Höeg’s work. Constantin Film, who co-produced the film previously, are preparing to bring the project to U.S. premium cable networks and streaming platforms.
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