Matt Cook would write, direct feature based on Karl Marlantes novel
Basil Iwanyk will produce, while Kent Kubena will oversee for the shingle. The book is set in Vietnam in 1969 where Matterhorn is a fire-support base located between Laos and the DMZ. The key characters are a second lieutenant who’s a recent college graduate and his compatriots, most of whom are teenagers. Thunder Road is in post on “The Seventh Son” starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore for Legendary Pictures. Cook has penned a pair of Black List scripts: “999,” which has John Hillcoat attached to direct; and “By Way of Helena.” Marlantes is repped by ICM Partners. Cook is repped by WME and Anonymous.