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James Mangold to Remake Icelandic Thriller

borgriki_posterAmerican director James Mangold will direct a Hollywood remake of the Icelandic thriller Borgríki, directed by Ólafur Jóhannesson, which premiered last weekend. The remake will be called City State, which is the same as Borgríki’s English title.

Deadline.com reported on Monday that production of the remake will begin as soon as Mangold has completed directing the film The Wolverine, the next film in the X-Men superhero series starring Hugh Jackman. The premiere is scheduled in 2013, ruv.is reports.

Mangold has directed a number of hits throughout his career, including Cop Land with Sylvester Stallone (1997), Girl Interrupted with Winona Ryder (1999) and Walk the Line about the life of Johnny Cash starring Joaquin Phoenix (2005).

Producer Cathy Konrad has worked with Mangold on many occasions and this will also be the case with City State. Mangold’s production company Tree Line Films will produce the remake.

In other film news, 8,000 tickets have been sold to the first Icelandic full-length animation, Thor: Legends of Valhalla, which also premiered last weekend.

It is the fifth best reported sale of tickets to an animation in Iceland during the opening weekend, the distributor Sena reported to Morgunbladid.

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