The title is a mouthful, but Reykjavik-Rotterdam is the name of an Icelandic thriller that’s being remade for American audiences. The film is set up at Working Title, and according to THR it will be a star vehicle for Mark Wahlberg. This will be another project that can be added to the actor’s already busy schedule that includes The Other Guys, Date Night, and his continuous producing duties on HBO’s Entourage.
Reykjavik-Rotterdam will be directed by Baltasar Kormakur, the man who starred and produced the original, and owns the remake rights to the film. The thriller will center on a security guard and former alcohol smuggler on the Iceland-Netherlands route who is tempted back into illicit business by a dubious friend after the security guard encounters financial problems.
Another Entourage connection on the remake can be made via one of the film’s producers Steven Levinson who works on the show alongside Wahlberg. He will co-produce Reykjavik-Rotterdam with his banner, Leverage.
Since this will be an English language remake, I hope they change the title. It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue if you know what I mean? Also, how many “one last lick” films can Hollywood make? There’s always that final heist, hit, or big job that’s at the center of everything. We’ve seen this before.
What do you think of Mark Wahlberg being cast in Reykjavik-Rotterdam?