James Mangold Takes City State


James Mangold has attached himself to a future project in the form of City State, Deadline reports.

The film, an Americanized remake of the 2011 feature from Icelandic director Olaf de Fleur Johannesson, weaves together the lives of four people affected by a foreign crime syndicate’s narcotic influence on Iceland: A mechanic seeking to avenge the death of his son, a dying crime kingpin, a female police officer who turns to vigilantism and a male police captain in love with a prostitute.

Mangold, who will next direct The Wolverine, will tackle City State sometime thereafter. Currently, the project is set up at Mangold’s own Tree Line Films, where he and partner Cathy Konrad have teamed with Prinicipal Entertainment’s Josh Kesslman and Danny Sherman. No other talent is currently attached, though the search is no doubt on for a screenwriter to adapt Olaf de Fleur Johannesson and Hrafnkell Stefansson’s original screenplay.