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Niels Arden Oplev in talks to helm GAME THEORY

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
July 6th, 2011

With David Fincher’s THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO hitting later this year, the director behind the first cinematic stab at the beloved series of novels, Niels Arden Oplev, has likely found a new major Hollywood gig.

Deadline is reporting that Oplev is in talks to helm a film entitled GAME THEORY for Summit and Participant Media. The film is based on a script from Michael Alan Lerner, and follows “a college professor and game theorist who gets sucked into a large-scale global crisis.”

Oplev recently wrapped on the pilot for CBS’ The Rememberer, and is one of the more sought after names around, particularly after the great success of his version of DRAGON TATTOO. Though the schedule for the film has been set yet, it’s definitely one film to keep an eye on. Oplev is a massively talented filmmaker, and while the premise here may not be anything too revolutionary, it should be something that Oplev is right at home shooting. Overall, it’s a project that, if Oplev had passed on, wouldn’t be on my radar, but with him in the director’s chair, it’s one I can’t wait for.

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