Sony Pictures are looking to pick up the rights in order to adapt the Norwegian thriller Pioneer which will be produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov.
Sony's Elizabeth Cantillon will also oversee the project which is (via Hollywood reporter):
A conspiracy thriller set in the early 1980s during Norway’s oil boom and centered on a man who, along with his brother, is laying a pipeline in the North Sea, diving deeper than anyone else had before. When a tragic accident strikes, he tries to get to the bottom of it (no pun intended), and realizes he’s in way over his head and that his life is in danger.
The original Norwegian film version of Pioneer is directed by Erik Skjoldbjaerg starring Aksel Hennie and also features and .
Clooney, who directed The Monuments Men, is not currently attached to direct, however the hunt is now on for a scribe in order to write the English remake.
Are you excited by the prospect of an English Language remake of Pioneer?