Roland Emmerich Confirmed For “Midway”

“Independence Day” and “2012” director Roland Emmerich is is officially set to helm “Midway,” the upcoming film about the famous battle in the Pacific theater during the Second World War.

Emmerich first announced plans to develop the project a year ago and now he’s officially moving forward with further details coming to light. “Colony” writer/producer Wes Tooke will pen the script.

The battle itself took place June 4th 1942, six months after Pearl Harbor. The United States Navy, over the course of the following several days, inflicting devastating damage on the Japanese fleet that proved irreparable. It is considered one of the most decisive blows in the history of naval warfare.

Yu Dong, Emmerich, Harald Kloser, Mark Gordon and Matt Jackson will produce.

Source: Variety