Graham King’s GK Films Hires Robert Towne to Write THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

     October 4, 2011

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Graham King’s GK Films is planning to make a film about the largest air battle in history. Deadline reports that the studio has tapped Robert Towne (Chinatown) to pen the script for The Battle of Britain. The air fight took place in 1940 over London, when the Royal Air Force took on the German Luftwaffe for control of the British airspace which ultimately prevented the Nazi invasion of Britain. It’s a personal story for King, as his father lived in London at the time and watched the dog fight over the city. Towne is no stranger to action oriented character-centric fare, as he’s also responsible for the scripts for Mission: Impossible and Days of Thunder. The scribe most recently wrote the HBO miniseries Pompeii for Ridley Scott’s Scott Free productions. He’s also writing a pilot for Scott Free/Fox called Compadora and Next of Kin for producers David Fincher, Sam Raimi, and Josh Donen.

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