Macbeth Helmer Tackles Taj Hotel Film

Coming off this year’s vivid adaptation of “Macbeth,” filmmaker Justin Kurzel is currently at work delivering what many hope to be the first great video game to movie adaptation with “Assassin’s Creed”.

However, the director is also readying what seems to be his next project – an adaptation of Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark’s non-fiction book “The Siege: 68 Hours Inside The Taj Hotel” for Kudos and Shine Pictures.

The work recounts in detail the terrorist attack in 2008 on the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India by a group of heavily armed Pakistani militants. The story will follow ordinary tourists, under-siege employees and the terrorists themselves in this tale of the several day long incident which left thirty-one dead and many more injured.

Anthony McCarten (“The Theory Of Everything”) is adapting the book and StudioCanal is circling to fully finance the project which aims to get going by the end of next year after Kurzel wraps his ‘Creed’ commitments.

Source: Deadline