Disney and Bruckheimer Acquire Killing Rommel


Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer have acquired screen rights to “Killing Rommel,” a novel by Steven Pressfield.

The book, about a British battalion’s attempt to thwart German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel’s desert campaign, was published in the spring by Doubleday.

Variety says Randall Wallace (Braveheart, Pearl Harbor) will write the script with Pressfield. Bruckheimer will produce.

“Killing Rommel” focuses on the British Long Range Desert Group and its attempt to stop Rommel, the legendary Desert Fox who routed the British in the North African desert in 1942 and threatened to overrun the Middle East thanks to his battlefield strategies and Panzer tanks.