WB Picks Up Francis Lawrence’s Prison Project


Warner Bros. has picked up the Delta Force prison project, an action thriller written by Ari Rubin with Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) attached to direct, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Michael De Luca is producing along with David Keane, “Black Hawk Down” author Mark Bowden and Aaron Bowden via their Wild Eyes.

The project tells the true story of the riots and siege of Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in 1987. Cuban and American prisoners seized control of the maximum security facility and took more than 100 federal prison staff members hostage. The situation was so extreme that the FBI’s hostage rescue team was ill-equipped to handle the riots, and Delta Force, the Special Forces detachment, was called in to retake the prison.