You may remember Kirk’s name from last year when he was in the running for Thor: The Dark World, which actually went to another Game of Thrones director, Alan Taylor.
Now, Kirk has found his film and it will be a remake of Baltasar Kormakur‘s crime thriller, which follows “a detective investigating a new murder which he believes may shed new light on an unsolved rape from over 30 years ago.”
Of course, when compared to the gig that Taylor beat him out for, this isn’t much compensation. That being said, the plot sounds intriguing enough and who knows, this could turn out to be a decent little crime thriller.
Outside of HBO’s hit show I can’t say I’m too familiar with Kirk’s work but I do love me some Game of Thrones. And so, for now, I’ll remain cautiously optimistic about Jar City.