Steven Spielberg has finally set his next directorial project – an adaptation of American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. The bookspent 18 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, 13 of those at the number 1 position. Bradley Cooper has been developing this as a producer is set to star.
Jason Hall has been working on the screenplay and early 2014 is being targeted for the production to get in front of cameras.
The film replaces the big science-fiction actioner Robopocalypseon Spielberg’s schedule. The director had put that project on hold over script and budget concerns earlier this year. That film would have starred Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw.
OK, I really can’t be the only struck by the dark irony of Spielberg following up Lincoln with a film about somebody whose job it was to shoot people in the head?
Via Hollywood Reporter.