Salt director Phillip Noyce is in talks to direct the action-thriller Hunter Killer. According to Moviehole, the Black Hawk Dawn-style script is based on the novel Firing Point by Don Keith and George Wallace. The story centers on “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.” If this film had come out during the cold war, it would’ve be a huge slap in the face to the USSR. “Yeah, that’s right! How awesome is America? We’ll rescue your leaders for you. You’re welcome, commies.”
Noyce, who previously directed Clear and Present Danger and Patriot Games, and recently turned down the director’s chair for Salt 2, is also attached to the sci-fi flick Timeless and an adaptation of Tim Winton’s Dirt Music starring Russell Crowe. Hopefully, someone will get Hunter Killer into production (and with a better title) because I love me some submarine flicks.