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Ridley Scott Attached to Cold War Drama Reykjavik

Ridley Scott’s one of those filmmakers whose name gets attached to countless projects, but you’re never really sure which direction he may be heading until he officially rounds up a cast and rolls film.

Case in point, Scott has signed on to the Cold War drama Reykjavik for Headline and Participant Media, according to Screen Daily. Kevin Hood’s script involves a pivotal meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev that took place during the 1980s and helped bring an end to the Cold War conflict that gripped the United States and Russia.

There’s very little information about the film -- or Scott’s involvement -- in the article beyond the fact that the director “has boarded” the project. The big question is when Scott would even be free to direct Reykjavik. He is currently shooting Prometheus, the semi-Alien prequel, with Guy Pearce recently added to an ensemble that already includes Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba. That film has a June 8, 2012 release date, and Scott had talked about filming a follow up immediately after. Would Reykjavik come after Prometheus? Somewhere between the planned sci-fi shoots? Or will it be bumped for a Monopoly movie, which last we checked he was planning to shoot in 2012 or 2013? With Scott, you never really know until you know.

Sean O'Connell

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