Baltasar Kormákur and SF Studios adapting Jo Nesbø’s ‘I am Victor’

It seems every day there is a new Jo Nesbø adaptation (see: The Snowman, Blood on Snow, The Son)

This time, SF Studios and Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur will adapt Jo Nesbø’s upcoming book I am Victor, with Kormákur directing.

I am Victor is a thriller about a skilled but morally corrupt narcissistic divorce attorney. When he finds himself framed for a series of brutal murders, he embarks on his own investigation to find the killer.

The outline for I Am Victor was previously adapted by NBC in 2013 with the project going to pilot starring John Stamos, although it barely missed the cut for a series pickup.

The script will be written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, who are understood to be finalising the script before it goes out to cast. Fredrik Wikström Nicastro (Borg/McEnroe, Easy Money trilogy) put the project together and will produce for SF Studios together with Kormakur for RVK Studios. Nesbo and his agent Niclas Salomonsson are executive producers.

It is not known when the film will be released, especially considering Kormákur has a television series and film in development, but we are excited by the Scandinavian influence in this production.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.