Spirit Soars To WW2 “War Eagles” Tale

Spirit Pictures is developing “War Eagles,” a project Merian C. Cooper and Ray Harryhausen had developed together and were nearly set to produce before the outbreak of WWII says Variety.

The period actioner is set in 1939 and revolves around an ace fighter-pilot who tests a new jet and winds up crash-landing in the arctic, where he encounters a lost civilization that’s been thriving there for centuries.

Arnold Kunert and Steve Iles are set to produce and Andy Briggs is penning the script. Spirit will also develop graphic novels, videogames and toy tie-ins.