He last made a film where a young woman steps up to become a warrior in Snow White And The Huntsman, and as a future project, Rupert Sanders appears ready for more combat. He’s attached to make the adaptation of Frederick Forsyth’s The Kill List. This is not to be confused with Ben Wheatley's Kill List, since it looks set to be a good bit less disturbing.
“Day Of The Jackal, Odessa File and The Dogs Of War are three of the finest works of modern espionage. It is an incredible privilege to work from Forsyth’s new novel,” Sanders said in a statement picked up by Deadline.
“It is a thrilling read and frighteningly accurate. It immerses us in the shadowy worlds of terrorists, spies, private contractors, US and UK Special Forces. It spans an epic, international world and delves deep into the psychology of its two main characters, the ‘hunter’ a US Special Forces Tracker and ‘the hunted,’ an extreme fundamentalist terrorist. Forsyth’s depth of research and authenticity creates a vivid and frightening story – a nightmare scenario that is all too possible. He predicted new strains of civilian terrorism long before the horrible murder in Woolwich and draws out conclusions to where such actions spread like a virus.”
Producers Steve Schwartz, Paula Mae Schwartz and Nick Wechsler bought the rights to the book last month and are busy shoving this one on to the fast track. The novel itself will hit bookshelves in September.