The Survivors by Alex Schulman
Rights to The Survivors have been optioned by Yellow Bird UK.
Rights to Alex Schulman’s bestselling novel The Survivors (Original title: Överlevarna) have been optioned by Yellow Bird UK, with plans to adapt it into a major English-language feature film.
Producer is Berna Levin, creative director for Yellow Bird UK, and at the helm as writer and director is award-winning actor Gustaf Skarsgård (Vikings, Westworld).
Alex comments in a press release from Yellow Bird UK:
“I am overjoyed, for several reasons. Because The Survivors, which is a very special book for me, is going to become a film. And also, because, through Yellow Bird UK, it is set to become an international production. I am so happy to be working with the producer Berna Levin, whom I have known for a long time and consider one of the very best in the industry. And of course: Gustaf. I worked with Gustaf at the Royal Dramatic Theatre and basically believe he is the very best actor, of them all. But perhaps even more fascinating is his vision about storytelling. I have come to realise that he is as obsessed with storytelling as I am and so it is a joy for me to leave him the job of translating this book to film.”
Read the full press release here.