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