Multiple outlets are reporting that Paul Greengrass (‘Captain Phillips,’Bourne Ultimatum’) is attached to direct ‘The Tunnels,’ a Berlin wall drama based on a new book proposal by Greg Mitchell.
‘The Tunnels’ is the untold true story of a great escape before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. The story focuses on a group of West Germans trying to get their loved ones out of East Berlin, with the unlikely help of American news networks, who funded their expedition.
Mark Gordon (‘Source Code,’ ‘Saving Private Ryan’) is on board to produce alongside FilmNation Entertainment.
“Finding an untold true story of this caliber is such a rarity,” said Filmnation’s Aaron Ryder in a statement. “Greg’s proposal will make for a very human and cinematic experience. We have no doubt that Mark’s producing and Paul’s directing will make audiences around the world as excited about this film as we are.”