Martin Campbell is on a Deadline

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Variety reports that Alcon Entertainment has hired Martin Campbell to direct Nagasaki Deadline, an action thriller that it is financing and co-producing with Lightstorm Entertainment and 8:38 Productions.

Alcon executives Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will produce with 8:38’s Kira Davis (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and Lightstorm’s James Cameron, Rae Sanchini and Jon Landau.

David and Peter Griffiths (The Hunted, Collateral Damage), who wrote the original screenplay, will executive produce. William Broyles Jr. (Cast Away) is currently working on a rewrite of the story, centered on an emotionally damaged FBI agent who must decipher historic events in a desperate race to avert a terrorist plot.

Alcon is fast-tracking the project with a goal of putting it into production next year.

Campbell’s currently working on the Mel Gibson vehicle Edge of Darkness and most recently directed Casino Royale.

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