Tom Hanks co-producing WWII spy drama
“Race to Witch Mountain” co-writer Mark Bomback has been set by New Line and Playtone to adapt “Agent Zigzag,” a WWII spy drama.
Playtone’s Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are producing.
Pic is based on a Ben Macintyre book that tells the story of Edward Arnold Chapman, a career criminal who was trained by the Nazis to be a spy during WWII. On a mission to sabotage an airplane factory in England, he contacted the Brits and began a life as a double agent.
Playtone just completed the WWII miniseries “The Pacific” for HBO. Hanks and Goetzman exec produced the 10-part mini with Steven Spielberg.
Aside from sharing screen credit with Matt Lopez on “Race to Witch Mountain,” Bomback’s recent scripting efforts include “Live Free or Die Hard,” “Deception” and the upcoming Fox drama “Unstoppable.”