Fredrik Wikström Nicastro, the veteran producer from Swedish SF Studios, is now launching the film studio Hope Studios, which will focus on film adaptations of fiction and non-fiction literature, as well as projects inspired by true stories.
According to Deadline, Hope Studios, founded by Fredrik Wikström Nicastro, will develop, finance, produce, and sell international films and TV shows for the global market. The company has financial support from a group of private equity investors and banks.
Fredrik Wikström Nicastro has been active in Swedish cinema for a long time, producing films such as “Easy Money,” “Borg,” “A Man Called Ove,” and the American remake “A Man Called Otto,” starring Tom Hanks.
Hope Studios’ main focus will be on working with film adaptations of fiction and non-fiction literature, as well as projects inspired by true stories. The company has offices in Stockholm and London, and it has the capacity to finance film projects with a budget of up to $50 million, equivalent to approximately 526 million Swedish kronor. Hope Studios also has an agreement with the American film studio Black Bear, which will collaborate on international sales and distribution.
“Hope Studios aims to bring hope and inspiration to people everywhere. Our ambition is to grow into a platform for creators, writers, and thinkers who have something important to say while sharing our passion for broad popularity to reach as many people as possible,” said Fredrik Wikström Nicastro to Deadline.
The first projects from Hope Studios are currently unknown. What kind of films and TV series would you like to see from the Swedish Hope Studios?