Nicolai Fuglsig ("Brass Monkey") has been set to direct the $60 million action thriller "Taking Gotham" says Deadline.
Based on actual events, the Thomas Kelly-scripted feature follows a secret unit of the NYPD that was created in response to a string of brutal robberies in New York City.
After a deadly sting operation, the elite unit is disavowed by the NYPD, forcing them to go deep underground in order to clear their names.
Gianni Nunnari, Ellen Goldsmith Vein, Michael Prevett, Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce. Shooting kicks off next March.