Collet-Serra To Helm “Sniper Elite” Film

Jaume Collet-Serra (“Non-Stop,” “Unknown”) attached to direct the thriller “Sniper Elite” for Sony Pictures and Ombra Films.

Not to be confused with the video game series of the same name, the film is based on the second of a trilogy of novels by “American Sniper” co-author Scott McEwen and Thomas Koloniar.

The story follows an unofficial team of former Special Forces operatives, let by Navy SEAL Gil Shannon, seeking to stop Chechen terrorists who smuggle a Russian nuke across the Mexican-American border.

Sheldon Turner penned the script while Kevin Misher, Jennifer Klein, Collet-Serra and Juan Sola will produce.

Source: Variety