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McG Chases Hunter Killer
He's looking at the action thriller

21 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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McG directing Terminator Salvation

Hunter Killer, the submarine thriller derived from Don Keith and George Wallace’s book Firing Point, has been pinging the development radar for a few years now. Several directors and more than one actor have come and gone, but it has now apparently reached McG’s desk.

Jamie Moss wrote the script, which finds an untested submarine captain working alongside a Navy SEAL team to rescue the Russian president when he’s taken prisoner during a political coup. The unlikely allies must work together to stop a rogue general bent on kicking off World War III. Which, you must admit, is pretty typical for a rogue general. They’re never about making sure everyone has enough ice cream, are they?

Originally planned as a directing gig for Taken’s Pierre Morel, production company Relativity Media then approached Phillip Noyce. Once he passed, it sat on the shelf until Antoine Fuqua and Gerard Butler got interested, before they also dumped it in favour of this year’s Olympus Has Fallen.

McG just directed action thriller Three Days To Kill with Kevin Costner as a hit man on a mission for the company (that's due later this year), and since that one has apparently turned out well, everyone (except Costner, so far) has decided to try to team up again. The director is only in negotiations right now, so we’ll have to wait and see if this one sets sail at last.


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