Rampage’s director, Brad Peyton, is set to shoot a new action thriller based on developer Rebellion’s bloody World War II, Sniper Elite series.
The film will take place in London, the capital of England. The main character of the film will be Karl Fairburne, the protagonist of the series, who we know from the play. Fairburne’s task in the film will be to save then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill from a Nazi assassination attempt.
According to Variety’s report, Sniper Elite’s movie will move away from traditional WWII-era movies such as The Enemy at the Door, and will appear as a kind of Sherlock Holmes – Jason Bourne mix. Peyton and screenwriter Gary Graham will add “lightness” to the script and make both Fairburne and his enemy “sympathetic.”
The film will also touch on the personal relationship between the two snipers, forcing Fairburne to make the tough choice between “the fate of the war” and “facing its deepest secret.”
Peyton, who directed the disaster film San Andreas Fault and Rampage: The Great Destruction, will also be attending by producer Jean-Julien Baronnet from Marla Studios, who previously produced Assassin’s Creed and 96 Hours. In addition, Rebellion’s CEO Jason Kingsley will play the role of the producer of the film.
The movie is currently not affiliated with any studios, but Baronnet said their goal was to sign a global deal with a Hollywood studio or a broadcast platform.