Towne Penning “Battle of Britain” Script

Legendary screenwriter Robert Towne (“Chinatown,” “The Firm”) has been hired to pen “The Battle of Britain” for GK Films says Reuters.

The story will deal with the famed WW2 campaign in 1940 between the Royal Air Force and German Luftwaffe for control of British airspace. It’s still considered the largest and most sustained aerial battle in history, and was a crucial turning point in the war.

Graham King and Tim Headington will produce. Laurence Olivier, Trevor Howard, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer and Robert Shaw all starred in the 1969 film of the same name about the battle.