The Ink Factory (Fighting with My Family) is reuniting with German production company Amusement Park (All Quiet on the Western Front), one of the co-producers on The Ink Factory’s 2014 feature, A Most Wanted Man, directed by Anthony Corbijn.
Brühl is a partner in Amusement Park, alongside founder Malte Grunert and Amelie von Kienlin.
The Ink Factory and Amusement Park will coproduce a television series adapted from John le Carré’s A Most Wanted Man. The series adaptation will be written and showrun by celebrated Swedish screenwriter Oskar Söderlund (Snabba Cash) and the events and characters of the novel updated to a modern day European context.
Simon Cornwell and Stephen Cornwell, co-CEOs and Founders at The Ink Factory, said: “We have great respect for the team at Amusement Park and are excited to be building on our original collaboration to cast one of le Carré’s most impactful and resonant works in a new light. Le Carré’s searing insights into political machinations and the fallible and morally complex people behind them have an eternal relevance, and we are thrilled to be working with the very best in international creative talent in Oskar on this adaptation.”
Amelie von Kienlin and Malte Grunert added: “It is very exciting to revisit this fantastic novel by John Le Carré together with The Ink Factory, setting it in a timely and contemporary geopolitical context. Oskar Söderlund is the perfect fit to turn this story into a relevant and suspenseful thriller series that is rooted locally, but will engage an international audience.”
Oskar Söderlund commented, “It’s not the first time one can say that we live in troubled times. But this time one thing is missing: the voice of John le Carré. It feels like he’s always been there, creating great storytelling out of current and dramatic events. What would he say about what is happening right now in the world? That question is the basis for this series. With great honour and humility, I will take a shot at answering that. We will use the story of the novel A Most Wanted Man as the starting point to recreate John le Carré’s signature - great and insightful commentary through fiction about the times we live in.”
The Ink Factory’s current slate includes The Plotters, a Korean language television series adaptation of Un Su Kim’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name, with Soo Hugh (Pachinko) attached to create and executive produce; a series based on the debut novel of Ghanian-American author Yasmin Angoe’s thriller Her Name is Knight; an adaptation of C Pam Zhang’s How Much of These Hills is Gold with Anita Gou’s Kindred Spirit; and War Doctor, a feature based on British trauma surgeon David Nott’s memoir of working in conflict zones.