Elliott Lester has been tapped to direct “Blitz,” the feature adaptation of Ken Bruen’s police thriller, for Lionsgate U.K., Donald Kushner and Brad Wyman.
“Blitz” centers on a serial killer who’s aiming for tabloid immortality by executing cops in southeast London.
Lionsgate Europe’s Zygi Kaminski, Nic Manzi, Kushner and Wyman (“Monster”) will produce and co-finance. Production’s expected to begin early next year.
The British-born Lester, who made his feature debut on “Love Is the Drug,” will direct from Nathan Parker’s script. Parker also has written “Moon.”