Foresight Unlimited and Envision Entertainment—the studio team behind 2 Guns—will again join forces to produce and finance The Englishman, an adaptation of Will Scully‘s book Once a Pilgrim. John Moore (A Good Day to Die Hard) will direct from a screenplay by William Wisher (Terminator 2) that takes place in real time. The story follows a former SAS officer (now a mercenary) who gets caught up in a military coup in Africa: “Trapped in a hotel together with thousands of innocent civilians and completely surrounded by hostile rebels, he single-handedly takes on the enemy until he can get all the civilians safely evacuated.”
The $30 million production is scheduled to shoot in South Africa early next year. Casting is underway. Hit the jump for the press release with all the details.