Simon West On A Thunder Run

Simon West (“Con Air,” “Tomb Raider”) will direct and produce an adaptation of David Zucchino’s Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book “Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad” for Freedom Films and Emmett/Furla Films says Reuters.

Los Angeles Times correspondent Zucchino’s book chronicles the pivotal April 2003 Iraq War battle in which he found himself after being accidentally switched to 2nd Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division as it entered Baghdad in what the military calls a “thunder run.”

Zucchino will also pen the screenplay. “Black Hawk Down” scribe Ken Nolan will produce.