Cohen to tackle the most expensive Korean movie ever.

Director Rob Cohen (‘XXX,’ ‘The Fast and the Furious’) has signed on to take the director’s chair for the $100 million Korean War movie ‘1950.’

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning dispatches New York Herald Tribune correspondent Marguerite Higgins, the movie will follow Higgins’ journey across the Korean peninsula with a platoon of marines, ending with the mass evacuation on Christmas Eve of nearly 200,000 South Korean civilians escaping the oncoming Chinese and North Korean armies.

Talking about the project, Cohen said, “The Korean War has often been referred to as ‘the forgotten war’ and I think it’s time it was remembered. Telling the story of this harrowing conflict through the eyes of pioneering journalist Marguerite Higgins makes it a very different war film on every level.”