Francis Lawrence Helms Prison Siege Tale

Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up Ari Rubin’s Delta Force prison action thriller spec script says The Hollywood Reporter.

Francis Lawrence (“I Am Legend,” “Constantine”) is attached to direct the true story of the riots and siege of Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in 1987. Cuban and American prisoners seized control of the maximum security facility and took more than 100 federal prison staff members hostage.

The situation was so extreme that the FBI’s hostage rescue team was ill-equipped to handle the riots, and Delta Force, the Special Forces detachment, was called in to retake the prison.

Michael De Luca, David Keane, Mark Bowden and Aaron Bowden will produce.