Fred Durst, film maker and singer of rap metal band Limp Bizkit, is interested in doing a remake of Icelandic film “Málmhaus,” or “Metalhead”.
Durst has already had a phone meeting with the film’s producers and director Ragnar Bragason.
One of Metalhead’s producers, Davíð Óskar Ólafsson, told RÚV that Durst fell for the film when he saw it as he identified with the main character.
“He grew up in an American countryside, listened to metal and went through similar experience as the main character, as his cousin died in an accident,” Davíð said.
“We’re going to wait and see what sort of approach Durst comes up with,” Davíð said, adding that Matt Reilly, production VP at film studio 20th Century Fox, had also shown interest in a remake of Metalhead.
“He heard of the film’s positive reception at the Toronto Film Festival and asked for a copy to consider a remake.”
Reilly is no stranger to the Icelandic film industry as he was one of the producers of “Prince Avalanche”, a remake of “Á annan veg” by director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson.