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'Casino Royale' Director Takes on Relativity's 'Hunter Killer' Adaptation

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September 17, 2014
Source: The Wrap

Firing Point / Martin Campbell

Director Martin Campbell hasn't really had much to brag about since being at the helm of Casino Royale in 2006, even though he tried his best with Edge of Darkness starring Mel Gibson and the infamous comic book bomb Green Lantern. But maybe he'll get back on track with Hunter Killer, the developing adaptation of George Wallace and Don Keith's novel Firing Point. The Wrap reports Campbell is now on board to direct the film for Relativity, which previously had director Antoine Fuqua attached to direct with Gerard Butler starring back in 2011. But it appears both names fell away from the film over time. Read on!

The story follows an American sub commander and a Navy SEAL team that must rescue the Russian president and defeat a renegade admiral who’s attempting a coup. Cut off from all outside communication, the two sides team to stop the potential of World War III. This project has been through several directors, all falling away from the project eventually, including Phillip Noyce, McG and Steve Quale. We'll see if Campbell sticks to the project with a script from Jamie Moss (X-Men: First Class), John Kolvenbach and Arne Schmidt, but now he needs a couple stars for the lead roles. Stay tuned.

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  • txJM
    Good! Campbell really shines when he gets a decent action/thriller script. Edge of Tomorrow is an incredibly deep film, by the way, with a satisfying climax.
  • Stephen Ritchie
    From The Director of Green Lantern....
    • DAVIDPD
      Every director has clunkers. Some worse than others.
      • Jon Odishaw
        Indeed and I think Casino Royale is considered the best bond movie by a lot of people including me so I try to let the green lantern slide
  • DAVIDPD
    Sounds interesting. I like submarine films.
  • NathanDewey
    I liked Edge of Darkness a lot, especially Ray Winstone's character and two really really effective scenes involving a shotgun shot and a car accident that were brutal gut punches. Two of the most surprising, painful scenes I've ever seen. I like Martin Campbell's directing style a lot, so I'm interested.

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