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Icelandic Filmmaker Plans Two Huge Projects

Icelandic actor and director Baltasar Kormákur is currently planning two extensive film projects: 2 Guns in which Mark Wahlberg is set to play the lead and Everest, which features the most deadly accident on the world’s tallest mountain: on May 11, 1996, eight climbers were killed in a storm on Mt. Everest.


Iceland’s tallest mountain, Hvannadalshnjúkur, isn’t nearly as high as Mt. Everest, but maybe it it would still make a good location for shooting? Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

It is possible that scenes from Everest would be shot in Iceland but so far, no agreements have been made, Morgunbladid reports.

Meanwhile, the filmmaker’s English-language remake of Icelandic director Óskar Jónasson’s Reykjavík-Rotterdam: Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg, is scheduled to premiere in the US in January.

His Icelandic film Djúpid, based on the true story of an accident at sea where one of the crewmembers was miraculously saved, will premiere in Iceland at Christmas if all goes according to plan.

Click here to read more about Baltasar Kormákur and his projects; the actor-director is one of the interviewees in the current issue of the print edition of Iceland Review.


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