Variety reports out of EFM that Icelandic director/producer Baltasar Kormakur is prepping The Oath, a tense psychological thriller.
Penned by Olafur Egilsson and co-written Kormakur, “the pic turns on Finnur, a well-respected doctor and family man whose life gets out of control after his daughter starts dating a dangerous criminal, Ottar.”
“It’s about one man who has it all and another who has nothing to lose. Such opposing lives, who’s paths should never have crossed but who are now tangled up in each others futures,” Kormakur told Variety.
” The Oath seems like the perfect project for me, coming off the back of a big-scale adventure film like ‘Everest.’ I want to delve into an intimate, dark and psychological world where the characters are claustrophobic,” said Kormakur, adding that the film was in a way “the realistic version of Taken depicting a father — not a super daddy — risking everything to save his daughter.”
He will be producing “The Oath,” along with Agnes Johansen with his Reykjavik-based RVK Studios banner.