Will Eubank’s low-budget sci-fi thriller The Signal got a lot of attention at the Sundance Film Festival, even if it didn’t do as well in its limited release, but that hasn’t deterred Warner Bros. from buying a second project from him. World Breakers was co-written with Philip Gawthorne (the Starz sci-fi drama “Human Error”) with Eubank planning to direct.
According to Variety, the story is about a “mythical Scottish warlord and his sons who withstand a massive castle siege launched by the ruthless commander of an invading army.” It will be produced by Bryan Kavanaugh-Jones, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken with Joseph Vicenti and Joshua Horsfield executive producing, along with Drew Crevello and Julia Spiro.
Although it didn’t perform that well at the box office, Eubank’s The Signal found many fans due to its impressive use of FX, working with a relatively small budget, and he’ll be following the likes of Godzilla‘s Gareth Edwards and Rise of the Planet Apes‘ Rupert Wyatt from doing indie films to bigger budget movies.
Eubank is already working on another project for Warner Bros., reuniting with The Signal co-writers Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio for Tautona, which will be produced by Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian and Kavanaugh-Jones.
This will follow Warners’ other medieval-themed project, Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur epic Knights of the Round Table, which is scheduled for release on July 22, 2016.
You can read ComingSoon.net’s interview with Eubank from earlier this year right here.