Warner Bros. has picked up the film rights to the long in the works film adaptation of “Deliverance” author James Dickey’s World War II survival tale “To the White Sea”.
Dealing with survival and masculinity, the story follows a WW2 air gunner shot down over Tokyo while on a bombing raid.
He embarks on an intense and violent journey, physically and mentally, across hostile territory to return home alive by trekking to Alaska.
Roy Lee and his Vertigo Entertainment banner will produce the project which was last setup at Fox five years ago. Most famously the Coen brothers and Brad Pitt were planning to star in a version which hung around for years.
This one won’t use that script though, and will start afresh.