Director Baltasar Kormákur has been chosen to direct a pilot for HBO starring Mark Wahlberg.
The Wrap reports that the director has been slated to direct the pilot to a spy thriller called “The Missionary”.
Mark Wahlberg and Baltasar have had a close professional relationship for some time now. The two first worked together for the filming of “Contraband”, which would end up grossing some $100 million globally. They worked together again for the film “2 Guns”, also starring Denzel Washington, which is set to be released next August.
Currently, Baltasar is also enjoying the fruits of success closer to home. His newly released film, Djúpið, has received considerable critical acclaim. In a recent interview with the Grapevine, Baltasar said of the film, “I did not want to dramatise the story, or create an antagonist, some bad guy for the main character to go up against. The nature is the antagonist. The enemy he must overcome.”