Legendary Pictures has brought on Blade and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen helmer Stephen Norrington to write and direct the supernatural action-thriller The Lost Patrol.
The film is set against the backdrop of World War II, and Norrington says it contains "hardware, heroes, grime, insane monsters" which attracted him to the project as it hit all of his "geek-buttons." Other than the director's descriptions, the plot details are being kept under wraps. What is known of the script is that Legendary originally picked up the project last year as a spec by Andrew Hilton, who's only other credit is the 2006 TV Movie Fatal Trust. Matt Cirulnick also did a previous rewrite.
Legendary's Alex Garcia and Dennis Bakriges will oversee Lost Patrol. While Lord of The Rings Trilogy producer/second-unit dorector Rick Porras will produce alongside Steven Boyd, who produced several Robert Zemeckis films including; Beowulf, The Polar Express and Cast Away.
Norrington is currently in development -- much to several people's dismay -- on a new remake of The Crow. It's probably safe to assume that Norrington will take a much darker route than the completely unrelated pic up top taken from an issue of The War Time Forgot -- it made me laugh so I put in. We've seen soldiers take on monsters/aliens in several movies like Cloverfield, Independance Day and Starship Troopers... oh, and Monsters Vs. Aliens. But being that Lost Patrol is a period piece it should have a completely different feel. More machine-gun blasting and grenade launching than missiles and and lasers.
What do you think of Stephen Norrington directing THE LOST PATROL?