Norwegian director Morten Tyldum to direct new film

The Norwegian director Morten Tyldum has been attached to the American film Exit West.

Tyldum is best known for his Norwegian films Headhunters and Most People Live in China. He is also a rather established director internationally for Passengers and The Imitation Game.

Exit West is an adaptation of Moshin Hamid’s bestseller of the same name, which finds a young man named Saeed fleeing an unnamed country with a woman named Nadia when Saeed’s mother is killed by a stray bullet and their city is torn apart by clashes between the government and guerillas.

The film will be produced by Joe and Anthony Russo, who have been working on Captain America and The Avengers.

Tyldum is currently working on what appears to be an endless number of films, including And Then There Were None, based on a novel by Agatha Christie, Chain of Events, which is about a cryptologist who makes a startling discovery that links human disasters and terrorism to a person’s DNA, and around an additional four crime/thriller films.

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.