CASINO ROYALE Helmer Martin Campbell in Early Talks to Direct HUNTER KILLER

The game of Hot Potato over the spy thriller Hunter Killer continues.  The film has seen directors like Phillip Noyce, Antoine Fuqua, and most recently McG attached at one point or another, but has failed to come to fruition in the years that it’s been in development.  Relativity is still trying, though, and The Wrap now reports that Casino Royale helmer Martin Campbell is in early talks to direct the pic, which is an adaptation of the novel Firing Point by George Wallace and Don Keith.  The story revolves around an American sub commander and a Navy SEAL team that must rescue the Russian president and defeat a renegade admiral who’s attempting a coup.

Campbell hasn’t directed a film since 2011’s Green Lantern, and while he wasn’t a great match for superhero material, he helmed the excellent The Mask of Zorro and rebooted the James Bond franchise not once but twice with Goldeneye and Casino Royale.  Whether it’s Hunter Killer or some different project, I hope he gets behind the camera again soon.

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