Warner Bros. has acquired the script “World Breaker,” co-written by Will Eubank and Philip Gawthorne, which Eubank will direct.
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken are producing. Joseph Vicenti and Joshua Horsfield executive producing.
Story follows a mythical Scottish warlord and his sons who withstand a massive castle siege launched by the ruthless commander of an invading army.
Drew Crevello and Julia Spiro are overseeing for the studio.
Warners is already high on the medieval-themed projects as it is in pre-production on the Guy Ritchie King Arthur pic “Knights of the Round Table.”
This is the second project with Warners for Eubank, who will direct “Tautona” from a script he is writing with Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio, with Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian and Kavanaugh-Jones producing. Eubank most recently directed the sci-fi thriller “The Signal,” for Focus, which he also co-wrote, which premiered at Sundance this year.
Eubank’s profile among studios is rising following critical acclaim for “The Signal” at the festival.
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Gawthorne has written extensively for the BBC and last year he sold his original sci-fi drama series “Human Error” to Starz. His U.K. romantic-comedy ‘Modern Life is Rubbish” is also due to shoot next year.
Eubank and Gawthorne are repped by CAA and attorney Greg Slewett. Eubank is also represented by Anonymous Content; Gawthorne is also represented 42 Management and Production.