Director James Mangold (Knight and Day) is prepping to shoot the second (and hopefully far better) Wolverine spin-off The Wolverine, and he’s already got his next project lined-up. According to Deadline, Mangold is set to remake the Icelandic crime thriller City State. The movie follows four people wrapped up in the Icelandic underworld and whose lives intersect with a foreign mafia tries to take control of the drug market. The story features “a crooked police captain in love with a prostitute, an aging crime boss with a heart condition looking to get out of the game alive, a mechanic determined to avenge the death of his unborn child, and a female cop who is attacked by thugs and takes matters into her own hands.” Each one of these could probably suffice as its own movie, and I’d be interested to see how the original version juggles the plotlines.
City State hasn’t been released in the U.S. but you can check out the trailer after the jump.