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Hollywood Remake of Icelandic Comedy Underway

The Icelandic hit comedy Á annan veg (Either Way) is in the process of being remade by Hollywood director David Gordon Green, whose earlier projects include Pineapple Express and Your Highness. The remake will star Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.

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Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The director of Á annan veg, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson (who interviewed himself for the print edition of Iceland Review a few months back) told ruv.is that he is surprised that this small Icelandic project has caught the interest of such big shots.

“Lately, it has been fashionable to remake thrillers from the Nordic countries so this isn’t exactly the film one would think would garner such attention,” Hafsteinn said.

He is well familiar with Green’s work and is satisfied with his choice of cast. “The film will probably undergo considerable changes. I have read the screenplay and it is in many ways close to the original idea. But I guess it will be more American and marketable.”

According to ruv.is, the title of the remake will be Prince Avalanche.

Click here to read more about Á annan veg.

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