In Nightwatch, law student Martin takes a job as night watchman in a mortuary. However, as disturbing things begin to happen, and by a cruel twist of fate resulting from a bet, Martin finds himself as prime suspect in a serial killer case.
Ole Bornedal told BT that he began to wonder what would have happened if Martin (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend Kalinka (Sofie Gråbøl) had a child together, and whether Commissioner Wörmer had actually died at the end of the original film.
The director says that he has begun to write the script, and has already contacted Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sofie Gråbøl, Kim Bodnia, Ulf Pilgaard and Lotte Andersen with a view to reprising their roles, which they all seem interested in doing.
Nightwatch was given a Hollywood remake in 1997, starring Ewan McGregor and Nick Nolte. Ole Bornedal retained directing duties, but was aided by Steven Soderbergh in adapting the screenplay.