Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer have picked up the screen rights to Killing Rommel, a novel by Steven Pressfield about a British battalion's attempt to thwart German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's desert campaign.

According to Variety, Randall Wallace will write the script with Pressfield. Bruckheimer will produce.

Killing Rommel focuses on the British Long Range Desert Group and its attempt to stop Rommel, the legendary Desert Fox who routed the British in the North African desert in 1942 and threatened to overrun the Middle East thanks to his battlefield strategies and Panzer tanks.

No production date has been set.