Icelandic director’s American dream continues

Inhale, the new film directed by Iceland’s Baltasar Kormakur, will be premiered in the USA this weekend. The director’s American dream continues, as he has also signed a deal with Universal for a remake of his popular film Reykjavik Rotterdam.

RUV reported that Inhale had its world premiere at the Haskolabio cinema in Reykjavik this past weekend. Kormakur confessed to being surprised at the film’s great early success because of its difficult topic. The film is about the illegal trade in human organs.

Selected advanced screenings of Inhale in America have received positive reviews.

Baltasar Kormakur’s next project in the States is to re-make Reykjavik Rotterdam under the name Contraband. The project is already underway and produced by Working Title Films – the company behind Four Weddings and a Funeral and some of the Cohen Brothers’ movies.

Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale play the lead roles in Contraband. Kormakur told RUV that it is a very different experience making a film for such a big audience, but in the end it still revolves around directing good actors and telling a story.