Chris McQuarrie is currently writing the WWI drama No Man's Land for 2929 Productions. According to Variety, the film will be a war drama that takes place on and around the battlefield.
No Man's Land is a large-scale epic that will follow the fictional lives of three separate individuals during the war. Their stories all come together to explain the complex reasons why various European powers chose which sides to fight on during WWI. The film will also look at how machine guns, tanks and other technology led to massive, unthinkable carnage.
McQuarrie, a WWI enthusiast, hopes to turn the film into an epic-sized undertaking in the tradition of All Quiet on the Western Front, Gallipoli , and Paths of Glory.
McQuarrie was quoted as saying, "The First World War has been effectively depicted, but I've never seen it adequately explained. WWII and every war since then are simply aftershocks of that Great War."
Battle of the Somme in 1916 will be among the skirmishes depicted in the film. A shooting date hasn't been set yet.