Blade Runner director Ridley Scott has been slated to produce and direct a film based on the historic Reagan-Gorbachev summit.
Screen Daily reports that Stewart Mackinnon, head of production for UK film and television company Headline Pictures, confirmed at the Cannes Film Festival that Scott has been picked to produce and direct the film Reykjavík. Written by Kevin Hood (Becoming Jane), the film is about the historic 1986 summit meeting between US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Scott is currently shooting Prometheus, a prequel to Aliens. But he also has plenty of other irons in the fire, as First Showing reports “Scott has been linked a project about the Gucci dynasty, a project about Gertrude Bell, and maybe a Western from the Brokeback Mountain writers and the director/producer has more than 20 projects listed as being in development on IMDb, so who knows what the director will choose as his next project.”
When shooting for Reykjavík will begin has not yet been confirmed.