Warner Bros. has bought Bruce C. McKenna (“The Pacific,” “Band of Brothers”) World War II pitch The Battle of Midway, reports Deadline.
The 3D film would be about the June 4-6, 1942, turning point of the war. The site adds that McKenna is expected to turn in a script in eight weeks for the film, which may carry a price tag of around $200 million.
Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road will produce the film.
The Battle of Midway was previously turned into a 1942 film, directed by John Ford, and a 1976 version that starred Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn and Hal Holbrook.