He was linked a while back, now it has been confirmed that Ridley Scott has signed on to direct the political drama “Reykjavik” for Headline Pictures, Participant Media and his own Scott Free Productions says Screen Daily.
The story is based on the 1986 Reykjavik summit between American President Ronald Reagan and Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev, which lead to the end of the Cold War. Kevin Hood is writing the script.
The big question is when will Scott make the film – he’s currently shooting “Prometheus” and has been linked as potential director of a Gertrude Bell biopic, the mobster drama “The Kind One”, adaptations of the novels “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley and “The Forever War” by Joe Haldeman, and a film based on the Monopoly board game.
He’s also set to serve as a producer on up to two dozen films and TV series over the next four years.