[Movies] George Clooney Looking to Produce Remake of Norwegian Film Pioneer Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.12.2014
It’s unknown if Clooney plans to direct the update…
THR reports that George Clooney and Grant Heslov are planning to produce an English-language remake of the 2013 Norwegian thriller, Pioneer.
The original film was directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg. Below is an official synopsis:
"Set in the early 80's, "Pioneer" takes place at the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom. Enormous oil and gas deposits are discovered in the North Sea and the authorities aim to bring the oil ashore through a pipeline from depths of 500 meters. A professional diver, Petter is obsessed with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea. Along with his brother Knut he has the discipline, strength and courage to take on the world's most dangerous mission. But a sudden, tragic accident changes everything. Petter is sent on a perilous journey where he loses sight of who's pulling the strings. Gradually he realizes that he is in way over his head and that his life is at stake."
Sony Pictures is in the process of negotiating to secure the rights to the film for Clooney and Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures. There is no indication as of yet if Clooney plans to make the film a director project, nor is Heslov attached to write.