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‘Casino Royale’ Director Scopes Out ‘Hunter Killer’

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‘Casino Royale’ Director Scopes Out ‘Hunter Killer’

Martin Campbell may be plotting  his return to the big screen with Hunter Killer. TheWrap reports the director is in early talks to adapt George Wallace and Don Keith’s 2012 book Firing Point for Relativity Media.

Here’s the book’s official description from Amazon:

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.

While Campbell’s star might have fallen in Hollywood after the critical failure of Green Lantern, the Warner Bros. did make nearly $220 million worldwide. Plus, he is known for making two beloved James Bond films — Goldeneye and Casino Royale — as well as The Mask of Zorro and The Legend of Zorro, both starring Antonio Banderas. His latest work has been on the small screen, directing the pilot for Last Resort as well as TV movies Reckless and Warriors.

The film has been searching for a director for a while a now, with names like Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer), McG (3 Days to Kill), Phillip Noyce (Salt) and Steven Quale (Into the Storm) all eyeing the project.

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