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Magnus Martens

Norwegian screenwriter and director Magnus Martens (b. 1973) is internationally recognized for his ability to deliver stylish and violent action while remaining staggeringly entertaining and savagely funny. He made his feature breakthrough with the slick comedy thriller Jackpot (2011) which he wrote and directed based on a Jo Nesbø story. Selected for the Tribeca Film Festival, the critics described Jackpot as bloody and brilliant, and applauded Martens’ deliciously dark style, favorably comparing him to Tarantino and the Coen brothers.

Following his international breakthrough with Jackpot, Martens has directed multiple episodes for some of the biggest TV shows in the US, including Banshee, 12 Monkeys, Power, Marvel’s Luke Cage, Good Behavior, Longmire, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Will and Fear the Walking Dead.

Magnus Martens is currently working with Jo Nesbø on a feature film that Martens is attached to direct. The plot is still under wraps.

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Magnus Martens’ ‘SAS: Red Notice’ has wrapped

Director Magnus Martens’ upcoming action thriller SAS: Red Notice has wrapped production after shooting in London, Paris and Budapest. The movie is based on the bestselling novel Red Notice by former British special forces operative turned writer Andy McNab and stars Sam Heughan (Outlander), Ruby Rose (Batwoman), Andy Serkis (Planet of the Apes), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton) and Hannah John-Kamen (Ready Player One). The screenplay is written by Laurence Malkin and Chad Thumann. The movie will be released in 2020.

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Magnus Martens signs with Salomonsson Agency

Norwegian screenwriter and director Magnus Martens is internationally recognized for his ability to deliver stylish and violent action while remaining staggeringly entertaining and savagely funny. He made his feature breakthrough with the slick comedy thriller Jackpot, which he wrote and directed based on a Jo Nesbø story, and has since directed multiple episodes for some of the biggest TV shows in the US. Martens and Nesbø have now teamed up for a second time on a feature film that Martens is attached to direct.

We will shortly reveal the next addition to our select list of top directors. Stay tuned!