Director Antoine Fuqua is in talks to helm Relativity Films’ Hunter Killer, Variety reports. Adapted from the novel Firing Point by George Wallace and Don Keith, the film concerns “an untested submarine captain who must work with a Navy SEAL team to rescue Russia’s president, taken prisoner during a military coup.” Phillip Noyce (Salt) had been slated to direct the project, but dropped out in late August. Original Film’s Neal Moritz and Toby Jaffe will produce alongside Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, with Tucker Tooley exec-producing. The filmmakers hope to begin production in “late winter,” according to Variety.
Fuqua had previously planned to make Southpaw, a boxing drama starring Eminem, his next directorial project, but DreamWorks pulled the plug on the film in August.
Fuqua previously directed the crime thriller Brooklyn’s Finest, starring Ethan Hawke. Click on the image below to view our gallery of the talented actor: