Martin Campbell Up To Direct Espionage Thriller, HUNTER KILLER


Live action cinematic adaptations of major action adventure novels are still a point of inspiration for film producers, and there are plenty that are in the works for TV and film, ranging from The Hunger Games and Divergent to properties like Jason Bourne, Mack Bolan and Rain as of late. Well, as of this week, Neal Moritz, Toby Jaffe and Ryan Kavanaugh are adding another to the mix in the form of Hunter Killer, with Green Lantern and Casino Royale helmer Martin Campbell back in the director's chair.

The film is based on the 2012 novel, "Firing Point", co-written by Don Keith and retired U.S. Navy Commander George Wallace as a follow up to their 2003 best seller, "Final Bearing", the latter book that centered on an espionage driven tale of the U.S.'s mission to put an end to a South American drug kingpin and his expansive cartel. Campbell's film will follow the story of the sequel as stated partially on Keith's website:
A rogue Russian admiral has begun a plot to bring the planet to the brink of World War III, all so he can reunite the Soviet Union.  Now, it is up to a U.S. Navy submarine, its untested captain, and a Navy SEAL team to rescue the president, avenge the deaths of American sub sailors and avert the conflagration. 
Origin Films and Relativity are backing the film with X-Men: First Class scribe Jamie Moss providing the script with writers John Kolvenbach and Arne Schmidt. A cast hasn't been set in place as things are just now developing, so stay tuned for more info as things develop!

H/T: The Wrap

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