The production company Scott Free has optioned the rights to writer Ragnar Jónason’s latest thriller Outside. Danish director Henrik Hansen is in talks to direct the feature film.
Optioned for feature adaptation
The independent film and television production company Scott Free has optioned the rights to the thriller Outside from Icelandic author Ragnar Jónasson for feature adaptation. The book relates the story of four friends who seek refuge from a lethal Icelandic snowstorm in an abandoned hunting lodge – but “nothing can prepare them for what’s inside.”
As reported by RÚV, publisher Bjartur and Veröld released a press statement yesterday saying that Scott Free would be collaborating with the Icelandic production company True North on the project. Talks are underway with Danish director Henrik Hansen.
Outside was published last year and will be released in English translation in the UK and the US this spring. The widely-acclaimed thriller will subsequently be made available in other languages. Ragnar Jónasson has sold more than three million copies of his books in thirty-six countries.
English director Ridley Scott founded Scott Free with his late brother Tony Scott in 1970. Ridley Scott ranks among Hollywood’s most renowned directors, having directed films such as Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, and Thelma & Louise. Scott has received numerous awards.