Walter Salles Tries To Save “Wild Life”

Walter Salles (“Dark Water,” “The Motorcycle Diaries”) is in talks to direct the elephant orphanage drama “Our Wild Life” for Mandaly Pictures, New Line and Warner Bros. Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

The project is based on the life and work of Daphne Sheldrick, who devoted her life to preventing elephant extinction by endeavoring to save baby elephants left orphaned by war, poaching and culling.

Jeff Stockwell wrote the script. The project made headlines last year under its original title “Peaceable Kingdom” when “The Notebook” director Nick Cassavetes departed the project and later began a lawsuit against New Line for after he did a rewrite of the script and claimed he was booted without being paid for the work.

Peter Guber and Cathy Schulman will produce.