London/ Reykjavik –Buccaneer Media, producer of hit drama Marcella announces it has signed an agreement with internationally-renowned TV and film director Baltasar Kormákur and his production company RVK Studios to create an English language dramatisation of one of Iceland’s most mysterious murder investigations.

John Brownlow, whose credits include The Miniaturist for BBC One, Fleming for Sky Atlantic and feature film Sylvia is attached as writer for The Reykjavik Confessions. The Reykjavik Confessions is based on the controversial 1974 case where two men vanished in the barren outskirts of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, ten months apart. Their disappearances triggered a national double murder investigation, their bodies never found.

After 6 months unsuccessfully trying to pin the murders on six young suspects, Icelandic police flew in so-called super cop Karl Schutz to tie up the case. Schutz was renowned within international police circles for ‘cracking’ the infamous West German terrorist cell the Baader Meinhof gang.