Terminator: Salvation and This Means War helmer McG has signed on to direct the languishing action thriller Hunter Killer for Relativity Media, according to Variety. Antoine Fuqua and Gerard Butler were previously attached to direct and star, but they dropped out before they went on to make Olympus Has Fallen together.
The project is based on the novel Firing Point by Don Keith and George Wallace, which follows a new submarine captain who must work with a Navy SEAL unit to rescue the Russian president, and stop a rogue Russian general from starting World War III.
Jamie Moss (Street Kings), Arne Schmidt (The Express), and John Kolvenbach wrote the adapted screenplay. It’s not clear when it might shoot.