Karl Gajdusek, who wrote the upcoming thriller Trespass, has been tapped to rewrite the script for Working Title's Viking.

Baltasar Kormákur, the man behind Universal's upcoming Contraband starring Mark Wahlberg and Ben Foster, will direct this action packed look at a group of savage Norsemen who've collected Irish slaves to trade in Iceland.

The story has been described as Braveheart meets Apocalypto. It is not known if this project is related to the Untitled Mel Gibson/Leonardo DiCaprio Viking Project that Mel Gibson was set to direct a few years ago.