Warner Bros. Planning 3D Battle of Midway Film


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.