Luke Evans ("Immortals," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"), is slated to play the lead in an adaptation of Andy McNab's 2012 action thriller novel "SAS: Red Notice" at Altitude Film Entertainment, Parabolic Pictures and Vertigo Films.
The story is set in the Channel Tunnel where, one hundred meters underground, twenty accused war criminals are holding four hundred people hostage.
Only one man can get them out alive, Tom Buckingham (Evans), an SAS operator who is trying to save his relationship with the woman he loves. The conflict rages from Central London to the heart of Paris, where Tom uncovers a conspiracy.
Nick Love ("The Sweeney") directs from a screenplay by Laurence Malkin and Chad Thumann. Will Clarke, Laurence Malkin, Allan Niblo and James Richardson will produce.
Evans will next be seen in Universal's "Dracula Untold" and "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" later this year.