‘2 Guns’ Baltasar Kormákur to Direct Viking Epic ‘Vikingr’ for Universal

The director co-wrote the screenplay with Olafur Egill Egilsson

Baltasar Kormákur to Direct 'Vikingr' for Universal iceland
Baltasar Kormákur (Getty Images)

A new action thriller based on Vikings lore is in the works, with Baltasar Kormákur attached to direct “Vikingr” for Universal Pictures.

The project is based on the classic tales deriving from the legendary Icelandic Sagas, which document larger than life heroes, adventures and battles of early Nordic settlers, as well as daily life in the Viking age, and will aim to offer a fresh look at the culture.

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Kormákur came up with the story, and also wrote the screenplay along with Olafur
Egill Egilsson.

Producers on the project include Kormákur under his RVK Studios banner, Marc Platt Productions’ Marc Platt and Adam Siegel, Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Nathalie Marciano.

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Kormákur is currently in post-production on “Everest” for Universal Pictures, Working Title and Cross Creek Pictures. He also directed 2013’s “2 Guns” and 2012’s “Contraband” for the studio.