Filmmaker to tell the story of Swedish serial killer.
Award-winning polish writer-director Agnieszka Lukasiak (‘Between Two Fires’) is attached to direct ‘Repent,’ a true crime story based on Thomas Quick, a Swedish man who falsely confessed to being a serial killer.
In the 1990s, Quick admitted to 30 killings, and was then jailed for eight of them. Then in 2001, he revealed that he had invented the whole story. Lukasiak, who spent her early years as a documentarian interviewing Quick and has maintained contact with him for the past 15 years, will pen the screenplay.
The film will aim to explore Quick’s story through the eyes of an investigative journalist based on Lukasiak herself, “who unearths the complex reality behind his lies and confessions.”
“It’s a story that I have been living for the past 15 years, and it has been horrifying, shocking and eye-opening,” commented Lukasiak in a statement. “I think it’s a unique story that is important to tell, as it is significant enough to spark changes in the justice system. At the same time it has all the elements of a great thriller.”
Kris Thykier of U.K.-based production banner Peapie Films with produce the project with Steve Golin’s Anonymous Content.