Warners Develops Rival Hostages Film

Warner Bros. has acquired an untitled action thriller pitch about the rescue last year of fifteen hostages in Colombia reports Variety.

The story will focus on Operacion Jaque, a five-year plan to locate and rescue three Americans who had been captured in 2003 by Colombian guerilla group FARC.

The covert effort involved numerous governments, diplomats and intelligence services and a vast network of spies, military advisers and soldiers plus high-tech surveillance measures.

Peter Landesman has been set to write the script which Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Scott Z. Burns will produce.

Screen Gems is at work on a rival drama “Operation Checkmate” that Jessica Postigo is penning and Simon Brand will direct.