StudioCanal has acquired the Stephen Harding’s WW2 nonfiction thriller novel “The Last Battle”.
Sounding like a more dramatic variation of Alistair MacLean’s “Where Eagles Dare,” the story is set weeks after Hitler’s suicide but before the German surrender and at a castle high in the Austrian Alps.
The action follows a daring attempt by a small band of American soldiers to liberate French prisoners being held there, prisoners who could provide damning war crimes testimony and are to be executed by around two-hundred hardened Waffen SS troops hot on the heels of the Americans.
Bryce Zabel penned the script and will produce with Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman. No word on a production schedule as yet.