Spielberg, Donner Plan Servicemen Tales

“American Sniper” scribe Jason Hall is reportedly at work on a new film about returning military veterans which Steven Spielberg may direct later in the year according to The Daily Mail.

The story is based on David Finkel’s book “Thank You For Your Service” which explores how returning veterans coped with post traumatic stress disorder after being on the front line in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, “Superman” and “Lethal Weapon” director Richard Donner is teaming with producers Derek Hoffman, Bobby Sabelhaus and John Zaozirny to develop the sports and wartime drama “Sons of Soldiers” says Variety.

The story centers on a high school football team at Fort Campbell in Kentucky, and the impact of the players’ parents serving in the military. The aim is to explore the sacrifices made not just by the soldiers but by their spouses and children.

Robert Eisele (“The Great Debaters”) is penning the script and the project has scored the life rights to Shawn Berner, the man who successfully coached the Fort Campbell Falcons for more than a decade.