Benedict Cumberbatch is signed on to star in a new thriller called Blood Mountain. The movie is being directed by Sergei Bodrov (Mongol, Seventh Son), and it sounds like it could be a very intense movie.
The story follows a "private military contractor whose special forces team is ambushed and killed during a covert raid, forcing him to personally escort one of the world’s most wanted terrorists over hostile terrain in order to bring him to justice. With a bounty at stake and insurgents and rival mercenaries hunting them, the two find themselves facing not only their enemies, but each other in their fight for survival."
This seems like a very different role for Cumberbatch to take on, but it's one that I think he will be awesome in.