Mats Wahl’s 1993 novel ‘Vinterviken’ to be given a contemporary reinterpretation as a Netflix film. The OTT platform, on April 23, announced the reincarnation of the novel into a film set in 2021.
Vinterviken has been previously adapted into a big-screen film in the 90s. And its ‘timeless theme: Love beyond social status and class’ has enabled it to be moulded into a modern-day remake.
The 1993 novel accounts a young black man John-John’s love for a young Elisabeth from an opulent family.
Set in Stockholm, the contemporary adaptation will be about two teens from radically different socio-economic background falling in love at the same high-school.
Two Stockholm teens from very different economic, class and cultural backgrounds fall in love in this new adaptation of Mats Wahl’s novel.Netflix Synopsis
The director, Alexis Almström, and the producers -Filmlance International, of the Endemol Shine Group, Teresa Alldén and Sveriges Television- are thrilled to share “this hopeful story about young lovers breaking class barriers and social constructs to be with another with the global Netflix audience”.
The screenplay for the Swedish-romantic film will be written by Love Revisited’s Dunja Vujovic.