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Those Scandinavians continue to trot out more thrillers than anyone else, and the next to hit our screens will be Erik Skjoldbjærg's Pioneer, set around the oil industry in the early 1980s and featuring Headhunters' Aksel Hennie as a deep-sea diver caught up in a possible scandal. brightcove.createExperiences();Hennie plays Petter, a veteran diver hired to help construct an oil pipeline beneath the North Sea, along with his brother Knut (Andre Eriksen). But when tragedy strikes Petter is determined to find out what went wrong and who is responsible - which puts him on a collision course with an American co-worker and rival (Wes Bentley) and the company boss (Stephen Lang).It's all directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg, director of the original Insomnia, and also stars Ane Dahl Torp and Stephanie Sigman. The film was released in Norway last August and screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, but »
The movie will be produced under their banner Smokehouse Pictures, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
"Pioneer" is a conspiracy thriller set in the early 1980s during Norway's oil boom and it is centered on a man who, along with his brother, is laying pipeline in the North Sea, diving deeper than anyone else had before.
- Amith Ostwal
The original report notes that Clooney is not attached to direct at this stage, and the absence of any mention otherwise presumably means the same goes for Heslov.
Skjoldbjærg’s Pioneer was released in Norway at the tail-end of last summer, before touring the festival circuit with stop-offs in Toronto, Helsinki, London, Chicago, and more. Aksel Hennie leads the original cast alongside Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang, and Stephanie Sigman, with the following synopsis:
Set in the early 1980s during the Norway’s oil boom, Pioneer follows a man who, along with his brother, is laying pipeline in the North Sea, »
- Kenji Lloyd
While their film The Monuments Men is currently playing in theaters, George Clooney and Grant Heslov will set their sights on a new project. Sony is currently in negotiations to acquire the remake rights for Norwegian thriller Pioneer, with Clooney and Heslov producing through their Smokehouse company. Directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg and starring Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley and Stephen Lang, Pioneer centered on a worker laying oil pipeline in the North Sea. When a tragic accident occurs, he attempts to determine its cause and soon finds himself at the center of a sinister conspiracy. Hit the jump for more. THR reports that Clooney and Heslov will produce the Pioneer remake, and stress that Clooney is not attached to direct at this time. Sony's Elizabeth Cantillon, Clooney, and Heslov will now look to hire a writer for the English-language remake. Take a look at the trailer for the Norwegian film below (and don't worry, »
- Dave Trumbore
Sony Pictures is in negotiations for the English-language remake rights to Norwegian conspiracy thriller "Pioneer". George Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce though their Smokehouse production company.
Two brothers are laying pipeline in the North Sea, diving deeper than anyone ever before. When a tragic accident strikes, one of them tries to learn the truth and realises his life is in terrible danger.
Though producing, Clooney is not attached to direct at this stage. A writer is currently being sought.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
George Clooney and Grant Heslov are two of Hollywood’s most interesting producers. Under their Smokehouse Pictures banner they have given us great films such as The Ides Of March and last year’s best picture winner, Argo. Their latest, The Monuments Men, may not have been as well received as some of their other titles, but it looks like the duo is moving right onto their next project as there’s now word that Sony is negotiating the remake rights to the Norwegian thriller Pioneer, for Smokehouse to produce.
The original released last year in Norway and also played at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Set in the 1980s during the country’s oil boom, the film tells the story of Petter, a professional diver who is obsessed with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea. With his brother Knut, he seems ready to take on this dangerous mission, »
- Alexander Lowe
Just days after their latest true-story drama The Monuments Men opened in theaters, producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov are teaming with Sony Pictures to remake the Norwegian thriller Pioneer. At this time, George Clooney is not attached to direct, with the studio currently seeking a screenwriter for this English-language version.
Erik Skjoldbjærg directed the original Pioneer, which opened in Norway last year after debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival. The story is set in the 1980s, at the height of the Norwegian Oil Boom, following a man and his brother who are tasked with laying a pipeline through the North Sea, diving deeper than anyone had ever gone before. When tragedy strikes, the man becomes determined to find out the truth about what really happened, while realizing his life is in danger.
Not every film he produces can deliver the way Argo did. So George Clooney is always on the lookout for new material that interests him and could provide fodder for Smokehouse Productions, the company he runs with Grant Heslov. Sony thinks it has something they’d want to be involved with, picking up the remake rights to Norwegian thriller Pioneer.The original is a conspiracy thriller set in the early 1980s during Norway’s oil boom. It focuses on a man who, along with his brother, is laying pipeline in the North Sea, diving deeper than anyone else has before.When a tragic accident strikes, he digs deeper into what happened, soon realising that there’s a bigger plan afoot, he’s in way over his head and that his life is in serious danger. Erik Skjoldbjaerg directed that film which starred Headhunters' Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley and Avatar’s Stephen Lang. »
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9 items from 2014
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