Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight Rises) is set to star in a Vietnam War action thriller titled Ambush for Saban Films. Eckhart will be joined by Cody Christian, Dermot Mulroney and Jason Genao.
The film will be directed by Mark Earl Burman (Dog Eat Dog) from a script that he co-wrote with Michael McClung.
The film is based on a true story and “follows a group of elite commandos, led by Captain Drummond (Eckhart), tasked with collecting classified information that can change the fate of the war. On the edge of the jungle, the team is attacked by an overwhelming invisible force of the enemy army and must follow it into the complex labyrinth of Cu Chi tunnels, with the enemy and traps at every turn.”
That sounds like a great story that will make for an awesome film! Mark Burman said in a statement:
“I am so excited to start production on such a stellar story with such a top-notch cast and crew on Ambush and working alongside my friends at Highland Film Group and Saban Films.”
Principal photography is now set to begin in the fall in Colombia.