Screenwriters:Rachel Long, Brian Pittman
Rob Cohen will direct the Korean War epic "1950," based on the true events covered by New York Herald Tribune correspondent, Marguerite Higgins. Her efforts secured her (along with five male correspondents) the Pulitzer Prize, making her the first woman to receive the coveted writing award. Marguerite Higgins, the Tribune's then Far East bureau chief, who had covered the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps at the end of WWII, initially found herself banned by the US Army top brass from covering the Korean conflict, simply because she was a woman. Her persistent efforts to overturn this ruling eventually won her special permission from General Douglas MacArthur to work alongside the front line troops. "1950" follows Higgins' journey across the Korean peninsula with a platoon of marines, ending with the mass evacuation on Christmas Eve of nearly 200,000 South Korean civilians escaping the oncoming Chinese and North Korean armies.