Baltasar Kormakur To Remake Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
And now word is out that Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband, 2 Guns) is attached to direct a US version of the story. How close this will hold to the Matti version is yet to be determined, with Deadline previously reporting Kormakur was pursuing a version based on his own research, but he's certainly no stranger to adapting material successfully for the US audience with Contraband being a remake of Icelandic offering Reykjavik-Rotterdam which Kormakur previously produced and starred in.
No writer or studio home yet announced for this, though XYZ Films - which represented the Matti film for international sales and where I am a partner, so yes, I know more that I'm not telling - are on board to produce.
WellGo USA have picked up North American rights to Matti's On The Job and should be announcing release dates soon. Check the trailer for Matti's film below.
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