McG to Direct Submarine War Thriller HUNTER KILLER
Relativity Media has hired Terminator Salvation director McG to take on their submarine war thriller Hunter Killer.
The film is based on a novel called Firing Point written by Don Keith and George Wallace. The story "follows an untested submarine captain who must work with a Navy SEAL team to rescue Russia’s president, taken prisoner during a military coup. The two sides team to stop a rogue Russian general from igniting World War III."
McG recently directed the action comedy This Means War, and is currently developing the Kevin Costner movie Three Days to Kill. This sounds like it should make for a great movie, but I'm not the biggest fan of McG's work, so I'll be surprised if it actually ends up being good.
Here's a description of the book:
Below the polar ice cap, an American nuclear submarine moves quietly in the freezing water, tailing a new Russian sub. But the usual, unspoken game of hide-and-seek between opposing captains is ended when the Americans hear sounds of disaster and flooding, and the Russian sub sinks in a thousand feet of water. The American sub rushes to help, only to join its former quarry in the deep.
The situation ignites tensions around the world. As both Washington and Moscow prepare for what may be the beginnings of World War III, the USS Toledo—led by young, untested Captain Joe Glass—heads to the location to give aid. He soon discovers that the incident was no accident. And the men behind it have yet to make their final move.
A move only Glass can stop.