Stephen Norrington Directing 'The Lost Patrol' for Legendary
by Ethan Anderton
January 12, 2010
Alternate, fantastical takes on established history are something that I greatly enjoy seeing which is one of the reasons I loved Watchmen so much. So I'm happy to see (via THR) Stephen Norrington, of Blade, will write and direct The Lost Patrol, a supernatural action thriller set against the backdrop of World War II, for Legendary Pictures (the awesome production company behind The Dark Knight and so many great WB movies). Norrington was supposed to be preparing a remake of The Crow, which we heard has already started casting, so it sounds like this may be next for him once he finishes that. But it could come first, too.
Even more exciting is the fact that this project isn't an adaptation, but rather a very promising grab from the spec script market, written by newcomer Andrew Hilton. Norrington said the project just nailed all the right "geek-buttons" with a story featuring all kinds of "hardware, heroes, grime, [and] insane monsters." Hopefully this flick fares better than Norrington's other fairly recent alternate take on history, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Can't wait to see how this project comes together. Including hearing what it's actually about, since they were so vague on the plot. As always, stay tuned for more updates as they arrive!