McG has signed on to direct the languishing action adaptation Hunter Killer for Relativity Media. Antoine Fuqua and Gerard Butler were previously attached to direct and star, before they went on to make Olympus Has Fallen together.

The project is based on the novel Firing Point by Don Keith and George Wallace, which follows a new submarine captain who must work with a Navy SEAL unit to rescue the Russian president, and stop a rogue Russian general from starting World War III.

Jamie Moss (Street Kings), Arne Schmidt (The Express), and John Kolvenbach wrote the adapted screenplay, with Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe producing. No production schedule was given.

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McG most recently directed This Means War for Fox and Three Days to Kill for Relativity Media.