Rob Cohen (“The Fast and the Furious,” “XXX”) has signed on to direct the $100 million Korean War tale “1950” for CJ E&M Pictures and Grapevine Entertainment says the trades.
The story will chronicle New York Herald Tribune correspondent Marguerite Higgins’ journey across the Korean peninsula with a platoon of marines.
The journey ended with the mass evacuation of nearly 200,000 South Korean civilians as the Chinese and North Korean armies moved in.
Shooting aims to kick off in May ahead of a Spring 2013 release. Rachel Long and Brian Pittman penned the script while Brett Donowho, Sean Lee and John Han will produce.