Jon Turteltaub Directing Greenpeace Movie


Jon Turteltaub (“National Treasure” films, upcoming The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) will direct a feature film chronicling the origin of the Greenpeace movement, says Variety, which describes the story as follows:

Set primarily in the late 1970s and early 1980s, story will be told through the eyes of the controversial organization’s charismatic founding members, Bob Hunter and Rex Weyler. The duo led an eccentric group of pacifists, ecologists, musicians, teachers, sailors, and scientists as they attempted — often successfully — to disrupt American and French nuclear bomb tests, Japanese and Russian whaling ships and Norwegian infant harp seal hunters. In the process, they inadvertently started a movement that is still going strong nearly four decades later.

Two books will shape the narrative of the film: Weyler’s “Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists, and Visionaries Changed the World” and Hunter’s “Warriors of the Rainbow: A Chronicle of the Greenpeace Movement.”

The producers are looking to hire a writer for the project.