Warner Bros. is going into the jungle...

According to Variety, wunderkind producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers) and Scott Z. Burns (An Inconvenient Truth) will be producing a film "about the rescue of 15 hostages from the Colombian jungle last summer." Based on a pitch purchased by Warner Bros., Peter Landesman has been set to write the script.

The movie will "focus on Operacion Jaque, a five-year plan to locate and rescue three Americans who had been captured in 2003 by Colombian guerilla group FARC. The covert effort involved numerous governments, diplomats and intelligence services and a vast network of spies, military advisers and soldiers plus high-tech surveillance measures."

Rescue films seem to be rising in popularity as "Sony's Screen Gems is working on Operation Checkmate." That movie is currently "being scripted by Jessica Postigo, with Simon Brand to direct."

Currently, "Landesman is a foreign correspondent for the New York Times Magazine. He most recently adapted the memoir of Mark Felt, the former FBI honcho who revealed himself to be the famed 'Deep Throat' informant in the Watergate scandal, into a pic for Universal and Playtone."

Evan Jacobs at Movieweb
Evan Jacobs