Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua is in final talks to direct Hunter Killer for Relativity Media. We reported last month that Salt director Phillip Noyce left the project, which allowed for Antoine Fuqua to take the reins.

Hunter Killer centers on a new submarine captain who teams up with a Navy SEAL team to rescue the Russian president. They must also stop a Russian general that started a military coup before he can start World War III.

Jamie Moss (Street Kings), Arne Schmidt (XXX: State of the Union), and John Kolvenbach wrote the screenplay for Hunter Killer, which is adapted from the Don Keith and George Wallace novel, Firing Point.

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Neal H. Moritz, Toby Jaffe, and Ryan Kavanaugh are producing, with Tucker Tooley serving as executive producer. Production is scheduled to start this winter.