The Works UK Distribution is taking on the UK release of Baltasar Kormakur's Oscar submission and local box-office hit Jar City.

The thriller is based on award-winning Icelandic novel Tainted Blood (Myrin). It stars Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson as a police inspector who has to investigate a murder that might be tied to older crimes. He eventually has to follow the trail to answers that could be found in a controversial genetic database.

The film will open in cinemas in the UK starting Sept 12.

IFC has North American rights and the film is sold worldwide by Trust. The film is produced by Kormakur's own Blueeyes production company.

Kormakur previously directed Little Trip To Heaven, The Sea, and 101 Reykjavik.