Morten Tildum ("The Imitation Game") plans to direct an American remake of his acclaimed Bounty Hunters with Yellow Bird Films on the original. At the time of this writing, the format of the upcoming project is not yet clear, but both options – television and full-length – are being discussed. According to Deadline, the search for a screenwriter is underway.
Morten and Janne Tildum will be producing under their new Norse Code name, specializing in adapting Scandinavian movies, novels and media projects for American audiences. Marianne Gray and Berna Levine will act as producers on behalf of Yellow Bird.
The Norwegian Bounty Hunter thriller, released in 2011, based on the novel of the same name published in 2008. In it, the successful bounty hunter Roger Brown (Axel Henney) trades in theft of valuable art in order to lead a luxurious lifestyle. One day he finds out that his client is the owner of an expensive painting, which he decides to steal. The movie also stars Nikolai Coster-Waldau and Sinneve Makodi Lund.
In 2013, Yellow Bird, Lionsgate and HBO were developing a series based on the novel. The project, scripted by Alexander Wu ("True Blood"), has not passed the development stage and the rights have returned to Yellow Bird.
At the time of this writing, Tildum is post-production of the sci-fi movie "Passengers" with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in the lead roles. Tildum will also direct several episodes of Starz's upcoming drama Counterpart, starring J.K. Simmons.
The Topic of Article: The Norwegian Bounty Hunters will have an American remake.