Baltasar Kormákur Directing Jo Nesbo Adaptation I Am Victor

Baltasar Kormákur

by James White |
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He last brought UK audiences the frosty heights of Everest, and for a potential future project, director Baltasar Kormákur is taking aim at the work of a writer whose crime stories usually take place in cold climates. He's adapting Jo Nesbø's I Am Victor.

Regular Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are aboard to adapt the script from the writer's book, which was previously in development as a US TV drama, but has since been picked up by SF Studios. "We’re delighted to be working with Baltasar and SF Studios to bring this exciting Jo Nesbø thriller to the screen," said Purvis and Wade in a statement carried by Screen International. "Victor is a genuinely unique character and we’re looking forward to spending time with him."

The Victor of the title is a morally corrupt divorce lawyer who ends up framed for a series of murders. So, business as usual for a Nesbø antihero, then... The writer will be a producer on the film alongside SF Studios' Fredrik Wikström Nicastro.

This represents just the latest Nesbø adaptation doing the rounds. We have The Snowman due this year and Tobey Maguire has just announced his intention to direct a film based on Blood On Snow.

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