Universal Pictures and Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner have teamed up to make the chess-themed feature film Bobby Fischer Goes to War. According to Variety, Bevan and Fellner have signed The Last King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald to shoot the anticipated chess epic.
Bobby Fischer Goes to War is a drama about the beginnings of the chess prodigy's win over Boris Spassky in the World Chess Championship in 1972. Bobby Fischer reached grandmaster status at 15 and then at 29 became the only American to win the WCC.
Production for Bobby Fischer Goes to War is scheduled for later this year.