Phillip Noyce to Direct World War II Action-Adventure ‘Killer 10’

Phillip Noyce will direct the World War II action-adventure “Killer 10,” produced by Thunder Road Pictures in association with Arclight Films.

Arclight is handling worldwide sales and will be presenting the movie to buyers at the American Film Market, which opens Nov. 1 in Santa Monica, Calif.

“Killer 10” is written by Paul Staheli (“Guardians of the Tomb”) and Justin Monjo (“Jungle”), based on an original concept by Arclight CEO Gary Hamilton. The film follows a gang of expat criminals who are coerced into a suicide mission behind enemy lines to destroy a game-changing chemical weapon being developed by the Nazis and the Japanese.

Principal photography will begin in the spring. An ensemble of Chinese and American actors are currently being cast.

Hamilton and Iwanyk are producing alongside Arclight’s Mike Gabrawy and Ying Ye through her Shanghai Aurora Alliance. Thunder Road’s Erica Lee and Jonathan Fuhrman will executive produce.

“Arclight has been developing this fantastic script for five years and working to frame a story that will have great relevance and huge commercial and cultural impact in both China and the rest of the world,” Hamilton said on Friday. “The ensemble film will feature five movie stars from China and five from the U.S. and Australia to deliver the strongest possible talent for a global audience.”

Arclight and Thunder Road previously teamed up for “Hotel Mumbai,” starring Dev Patel and Armie Hammer, and currently in post-production. Arclight Films has sold “Crash,” “Bobby” and “Lord of War.” Its Darclight Films titles include “Wolf Creek,” “Wolf Creek 2,” and action-thriller “Bait 3D.”

Noyce’s credits include “Salt,” “The Bone Collector,” and “The Giver.” Hamilton produced “First Reformed,” “Jungle,” and “Hotel Mumbai.” Iwanyk’s credits range from “Sicario” to “Hotel Mumbai.”

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