Baltasar Kormakur News

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Baltasar Kormakur to Helm Michael Douglas Cold War Pic ‘Reykjavik’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Baltasar Kormakur, an Icelandic helmer-producer who’s become one of Hollywood’s hottest film directors, is in discussions to direct “Reykjavik,” a historical drama chronicling the 1986 Reykjavik Summit which took place during the Cold War. Kormakur, who was born and raised in the Icelandic capital, would take over the long-gestating project that Ridley Scott and Mike... 6 years 8 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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"2 Guns" Helmer "On the Job" For Universal

darkhorizons.com – Baltasar Kormakur ("2 Guns," "Contraband") has come onboard to write and direct the crime thriller "On the Job" which has now been setup at Universal Pictures, RVK Studios and Bluegrass Films. The story follows the real-life scandal where prison inmates were temporarily released to work as contract killers on behalf of politicians and high ranking military officials.

6 years 38 weeks ago via donnieyen
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'2 Guns' Kormakur Set To Climb 'Everest'

variety.com – Baltasar Kormakur, whose U.S. chart-topper “2 Guns” opens Switzerland’s Locarno Festival on Wednesday, is set to climb his own “Everest.” Produced by the U.K.’s Working Title, and skedded to roll late October/early November, the action-adventure drama of a disastrous 1996 multi-expedition assault on Everest that left eight climbers dead, is now in “soft prep,”... 6 years 48 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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2 Guns Goes Red Band with a New Trailer

comingsoon.net – The film set to hit theaters this Friday, director Baltasar Kormakur's 2 Guns has debuted a Red Band trailer that you can check out in the player below, courtesy of IGN . 6 years 50 weeks ago via brucelee
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Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal & Jason Clarke In Talks To Star In 'Everest' For Working Title

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke are in discussions to star in Everest, a mountain climbing disaster film that The Deep helmer Baltasar Kormakur will direct. He’s the one that’s putting the cast together and is aiming for a November shooting start. Universal Pictures and Emmett/Films are in discussions to co-finance the project. 6 years 51 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Baltasar Kormakur Eyes Feature On Scandal That Inspired Cannes Pic 'On The Job'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Baltasar Kormakur, who most recently helmed Contraband and The Deep, has got studios hot and bothered over a new film he’s putting together to produce and direct. It’s an English-language thriller based on a story he hatched from his own research that centers on a real-life corruption scandal involving the release of inmates for a day to serve as hired killers for crooked politicians. 7 years 3 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Exclusive: New Trailer For Baltasar Kormakur's Award Winner Icelandic Thriller 'The Deep'

fb.indiewire.com – While American audiences may be familiar with Baltasar Kormakur thanks to his Hollywood debut on last year's hit "Contraband" starring Mark Wahlberg, in his native Iceland, the filmmaker is not just respected as a director, but as an actor as well. Films like "Jar City" (which he helmed, and there's a remake in the works) and "Reykavik-Rotterdam" (in which he starred; the film was remade as "Contraband") -- and oh yeah, he was a producer on both -- helped put him on the map, and of course, Hollywood came calling. 7 years 12 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Christian Bale in Talks to Compete With Tom Hardy to Climb 'Everest'

1:10 PM 2/20/2013 by Binh Ngo
Christian Bale
No, Christian Bale and Tom Hardy are not rivals in the same movie, but they will be starring in competing movies from two different studios. Deadline has learned that Bale is in talks to headline an Everest movie from Universal, Working Title, and Emmett/Furla Films that's to be directed by Contraband's Baltasar Kormakur.

Everest (Universal)

Posted February 19th, 2013 by Binh Ngo

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Christian Bale To Scale 'Everest' For Universal, Working Title And Helmer Baltasar Kormakur

Christian Bale
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures and Working Title are teaming with Emmett/Furla Films on Everest, a mountain climbing disaster film that The Deep helmer Baltasar Kormakur will direct, with Christian Bale in talks to star. Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce with WT’s Liza Chasin, along with Evan Hayes. 7 years 20 weeks ago via jackiechan
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