Baltasar Kormákur is in discussions to direct “Reykjavík,” a historical drama chronicling the 1986 Reykjavík Summit which took place during the Cold War, reports Variety.
Michael Douglas is already attached to star as President Ronald Reagan in the long-gestating film project. Before Baltasar both Ridley Scott and Mike Newell were considered for the director’s chair.
Baltasar recently wrapped the shoot of Paramount’s “Everest” with Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin, and has said he will next direct the English-language epic tale “Vikings,” which he will co-produce via his Icelandic shingle RVK Studios and a soon-to-be-announced U.S. studio.
Set against the backdrop of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster the film itself is about the meeting of President Reagan and Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to firm up a peace