Ridley Scott is Producing and Directing Cold War Drama 'Reykjavik'
Though he's currently busy shooting his Alien prequel Prometheus, filmmaker Ridley Scott has apparently been confirmed to produce and direct another project sometime later. Screen Daily has word from Headline Pictures and Participant Media that Scott has boarded the Cold War drama Reykjavik as producer and director. Written by Kevin Hood (Becoming Jane) the film focuses on the meeting between US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the mid-1980s which helped bring about the end of the Cold War. This sounds like a project in the same vein as Ron Howard's historical drama Frost/Nixon.
Not many other details are known at this time, but Scott is apparently definitely on board as producer and director. What remains to be seen is just how soon the project will come together after Prometheus wraps production. In addition Scott has been linked a project about the Gucci dynasty , a project about Gertrude Bell, and maybe a Western from the Brokeback Mountain writers and the director/producer has more than 20 projects listed as being in development on IMDb, so who knows what the director will choose as his next project. Either way, Reykjavik has the potential to be a really powerful drama as long as Russell Crowe doesn't play Reagan, so I'm looking forward to seeing how this plays out down the road. How about you?