By: John M Jerva
Actor Aaron Eckhart can currently be seen in the WWII thriller Midway as well as the cop thriller Line Of Duty and now word is coming down the wire that he will be enlisting for another war pic with the Vietnam era thriller Ambush. Deadline dropped the 411 today and the film sounds like it’ll be a good one.
Per Deadline: Eckhart will play Captain Drummond, leader of a group of young elite commandos who are tasked with collecting highly classified information that can change the fate of the war. On the edge of the jungle, the team is attacked by the overwhelming invisible force of the enemy army. Drummond’s young team must overcome their apprehension in order to pursue the force into the complex labyrinth of Cu Chi tunnels, with enemy soldiers and traps at every turn. Principal photography will commence in January 2020.
The film is set to be helmed by Mark Earl Burman who also penned the script which is described as “true story of a deadly high-stakes subterranean mission into enemy controlled territory.”
The film is being produced by Burman as well under the Dark Mark Productions Banner with David Unger, Delphine Perrier, Scott Powell, Randy Burman, Wayne Wilbur, Harry Ahluwalia and Anthony Standberry all serving as executive producers.
Eckhart is no stranger to playing the strong military role as he also lead the way in the sci-fi war film Battle: Los Angeles which is one of my personal favorites and he is currently fighting WWII in Roland Emmerich’s epic Midway so he’s perfect for the role of a battle hardened soldier in this one.
With production ready for early 2020, expect Ambush to release in late 2020 or early 2021 so keep it locked and loaded right here for more to drop!
Source: Deadline- https://deadline.com/2019/11/aaron-eckhart-ambush-mark-earl-burman-directing-highland-film-group-1202788874/