Martin Campbell is in early talks to direct the upcoming espionage thriller Hunter Killer. Phillip Noyce, Antoine Fuqua and McG were previously interested in directing.

The film is based on a novel by Don Keith and George Wallace titled Firing Point and follows a Russian military leader that brings the U.S. to the brink of nuclear war. A submarine commander and an elite Navy special forces unit are all that stand between the Russians and war. No cast has been announced.

Martin Campbell will direct from a screenplay by Jamie Moss, John Kolvenbach and Arne Schmidt. The director previously directed Green Lantern, Edge of Darkness and the James Bond film Casino Royale.

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Neal H. Moritz, Toby Jaffe are producing with Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley. No production schedule has been released.