When it comes to hypnosis, we’re as skeptical as anyone could be here at Dread Central HQ. Though it does seem to work for some, and maybe if used correctly we could finally get Foy off of the roof after his viewing of this weekend’s The Roommate.
In any event, according to The Hollywood Reporter Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules) will direct his first Swedish film in 24 years, taking on the adaptation of best selling novel The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler.
The film, which Hallstrom will begin shooting this winter, is the first in a planned franchise based on Kepler’s Detective Joona Linna series.
In the novel, Detective Linna investigates a grisly triple homicide where the only survivor, a young boy, is too traumatized to testify. Linna convinces a famous psychologist, against his better judgment, to hypnotize the boy, setting off a terrifying chain of events.
Hallstrom will begin shooting this winter for a planned 2012 release in Sweden.
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