“Walk the Line” and “3:10 to Yuma” helmer James Mangold is attached to direct a remake of this year’s Icelandic crime thriller “City State” at Tree Line Film and Principal Entertainment says Deadline.
Olaf de Fleur Johannesson’s original film is set in the Icelandic underworld and deals with four people whose lives intersect when a foreign mafia decides to take control of the country’s drug market.
Characters include a corrupt narcotics officer in love with a hooker, an aging crime boss trying to get out of the game, a Serbian mechanic out to avenge his unborn child’s death, and a female cop seeking her own justice on the thugs that assaulted her.
Mangold and Cathy Konrad will develop the property and will produce alongside Danny Sherman and Josh Kesslman. Mangold’s next film is “The Wolverine” with Hugh Jackman which will shoot during the first half of next year.