EXCLUSIVE: Niels Arden Oplev, helmer of the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, has signed a one-year overall deal with CBS Studios. The intention is for Oplev to direct a pilot for the studio this coming season. Oplev has history with CBS Studios and its sibling network CBS. In his U.S. debut, the Danish director helmed the pilot of the CBS crime drama Unforgettable, co-produced by CBS Studios and Sony TV. He went on to direct the opening episode of CBS/CBS Studios’ breakout summer series Under The Dome. On the feature side, Oplev, repped by ESA, Resolution and UK’s Curtis-Brown, most recently directed Dead Man Down.
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