Phillip Noyce (Salt) has closed a deal to direct Hunter Killer, an adaptation of the novel Firing Point by George Wallace and Don Keith.

Hunter Killer will be produced by Relativity Media, Worldwide Productions and Original Film.

The script was penned by Jamie Moss (X-Men: First Class), John Kolvenbach (Coney Island) and Arne Schmidt (Chain Reaction).

An untested submarine captain must work with a Navy SEAL team to rescue the Russian president, who has been taken prisoner during a military coup, in an effort to stop a rogue Russian General from igniting World War III.

Production is expected to commence later this year.

Source: Deadline