Randall Wallace is no stranger to cinematic combat, having written Braveheart and Pearl Harbor and directed Vietnam War drama We Were Soldiers. He’s set to return to Harbor’s World War II setting for another real-life tale, The Conscientious Objector.
Working from a script by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan, Wallace will chronicle the story of Desmond Doss, a Seventh-day Adventist who was drafted in 1942, but assigned as a medic because he refused to carry a weapon into combat.
Thanks to his heroic actions treating his fellow servicemen on the field, he was the first conscientious objector to win the Congressional Medal of Honor.
While he’s kept busy with writing assignments including drafts of films such as Outlander, Killing Rommel and Disney’s latest take on 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Wallace currently seems to prefer to direct other people’s scripts. But the war milieu should at least fall within his comfort zone. There’s no word on when it’ll start shooting.