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Hunter-Killer Lined Up
Taken's Pierre Morel looking to direct

01 October 2008  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Variety

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After the box-office success of Taken last week, Pierre Morel is already looking to nail down new projects - so he's in talks to direct Hunter-Killer, a new action film from Relativity Media.

Based on the as-yet unpublished book Firing Point by novelist Don Keith and retired submariner George Wallace, the story sees a US submarine captain team up with some Navy SEALS to rescue the Russian President and prevent a renegade admiral from attempting a coup. So like The Hunt for Red October but with more Navy SEALS - which has got to be a good thing.

Keith and Wallace wrote another novel called Final Bearing starring a SEAL commander called Bill Beaman and a submarine commander called Jonathan Ward, so we're guessing it might be the same characters - but since we can find no independent evidence of Firing Point's existence online, that's all we got.

Arne Schmidt wrote the screenplay, and the producers include action supremo Neal Moritz. Let's hope it's as good as Red October.


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