Brian Kirk is in negotiations to direct the American remake of the well reviewed 2006 Icelandic crime drama "Jar City" reports The Los Angeles Times.

The story follows a detective investigating a fresh murder he believes is linked to an unsolved rape from the decades ago. Original director Baltasar Kormakur is on board to produce.

Kirk has helmed some of the most beloved episodes so far of HBO's "Game of Thrones". He was also linked as director of the upcoming "Thor: The Dark World", a job that ultimately went to fellow 'Thrones' helmer Alan Taylor.