Salt director Phillip Noyce is in talks to direct the action-thriller Hunter Killer for Relativity Media. Taken director Pierre Morel had once been attached to the project, which Relativity Media has been developing since 2008.

Hunter Killer is based on the upcoming novel Firing Point by Don Keith and George Wallace, which centers on a Navy SEAL team who must rescue the Russian president and take out an admiral who is attempting to overthrow the government. Arne Schmidt wrote the adapted screenplay.

Although Phillip Noyce has other projects lined up, such as the time-travelling drama Timeless, Dirt Music with Russell Crowe, and Wenceslas Square, Hunter Killer could be Phillip Noyce's next movie.

No production schedule was released for Hunter Killer.