Netflix is re-teaming with SF Studios on “The Convention,” a high-concept Swedish comedy slasher movie based mostly on a novel by Mats Strandberg, one in every of Scandinavia’s most profitable horror writers.
Patrik Eklund (“We Acquired This”) directed the movie with a solid led by Katia Winter (“Sleepy Hole”), Adam Lundgren (“Hilma”) and Eva Melander (“Border”).
Penned by Thomas Moldestad, the film revolves round a team-building convention attended by municipal workers which spirals right into a nightmare when accusations of corruption start to flow into and plague the work surroundings. Concurrently, a mysterious determine begins stalking and murdering the contributors one-by-one.
SF Studios, which beforehand delivered “Snabba Money,” “Purple Dot,” “Loving Adults” and “Ehrengard” for Netflix, is producing the movie which is slated to be launched globally on the streamer later this yr. The shoot lately wrapped.
Strandberg can be an govt producer of movie. His books have been revealed in over 30 nations. His profitable ebook “The Circle,” written along with Sara B. Elfgren, was additionally tailored right into a function movie in 2015.
“It has been incredible to function an govt producer on “The Convention.” We’ve had approach higher environment in our conferences, than the characters within the movie,” stated the writer. “Thomas Moldestad and Patrik Eklund have accomplished an unimaginable job of capturing not solely the blood and the stress, but additionally the humor and the on a regular basis awkwardness that may solely happen at a Swedish convention,” Strandberg continued.
Eklund beforehand directed collection resembling “The Playing Scandal,””We Acquired This” and the brief movies “Finito” and “The An infection.”
“It’s an honor to carry ‘The Convention’ to the display along with SF Studios and Netflix. With Mats Strandberg’s distinctive novel as a mannequin and an outstanding solid, this movie has all of the potential to turn out to be a future traditional,” stated Eklund, who described the venture as a “very bloody, entertaining, and gripping story in regards to the unsung anti-heroes of the general public sector.”
Ina Sohlberg, who’s producing the movie at SF Studios, stated with the ability to make a movie like “The Convention” is “a dream come true.”
“The collaboration with Mats Strandberg, our screenwriter Thomas Moldestad and director Patrik Eklund has been impressed and joyful,” stated Sohlberg.