While Paul Greengrass signing up for a movie is far different from him actually directing it (he has a tendency to pick up and leave movies behind), he’s recently agreed to helm The Tunnels, based on an upcoming book by Greg Mitchell.
It will tell the true story of a covert escape mission, where West Germans tried to get their friends and family out of East Berlin during the Cold War. Their group received surprising support from an American news organization, who funded their efforts.
It’s very early days as currently the book has moved beyond the proposal stage, so it will be a while before it’s ready to be turned into a script. That may give Greengrass time to shoot another Bourne movie before he moves into The Tunnels, as he’s currently in talks to reteam with Matt Damon for another adventure.