Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt is set to direct a World War I-set film based on Sebastian Faulks’ novel, Birdsong. He's also already written the script for the film. Wyatt is a great director. I loved what he did with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and I think he'll do a solid job with this one.
The story centers on a young English soldier, exploring his relationship with a married French woman and his experiences fighting on the frontline. I love period war films, so I think this is something to look forward too. What do you think about Wyatt taking on this project?
Here's a description of the book, which was recently adapted by the BBC as a TV miniseries that starred Eddie Redmayne.
This intensely romantic yet stunningly realistic novel spans three generations and the unimaginable gulf between the First World War and the present. As the young Englishman Stephen Wraysford passes through a tempestuous love affair with Isabelle Azaire in France and enters the dark, surreal world beneath the trenches of No Man's Land, Sebastian Faulks creates a world of fiction that is as tragic as A Farewell to Arms and as sensuous as The English Patient. Crafted from the ruins of war and the indestructibility of love, Birdsong is a novel that will be read and marveled at for years to come.