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.
Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley and Stephen Lang starred in Erik Skjoldbjaerg's 2013 original which is set in the early 1980s during the Norway's oil boom.
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.