Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz is teaming up with Hellboy writer Peter Briggs on supernatural war thiller.
Stars Wars producer Gary Kurtz is joining forces with Hellboy writer Peter Briggs on supernatural war thriller Panzer 88, which is due to start shooting later this year in Eastern Europe.
Briggs will direct the film, set around tanks in World War II, which he co-wrote with Aaron Mason and James Cowan. Kurtz is producing for Corona Pictures with producing partners Richard Johns and Rupert Jermyn.
Briggs is also attached to direct his original screenplay Mortis Rex which is being produced by Jim Jacks and sold by Intandem. Due to start shooting in the spring, this project will be the writer’s directorial debut.
Kurtz said: “This is a truly outstanding script from a writer with a proven track record the world over in high-grossing, high concept movies. The story will appeal to fans of much of Peter’s earlier work.”