Nicolas Roeg Developing WWI Drama AT SUNSET

British filmmaker lines up his next feature.

Nicolas Roeg (‘Puffball,’ ‘The Witches,’ ‘Castaway,’ ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth,’ ‘Don’t Look Now’) is teaming with Montreal-based Amérique Films to develop the WWI romantic drama ‘At Sunset.’

Scripted by Dan Weldon (‘Puffball’), the story centres on the torrid affair between a young, British Army sniper and a late 40s, wealthy, French landowner behind enemy lines.

The screenplay, formerly titled ‘The Sniper,’ was penned by Dan Weldon (‘Puffball’). Producers Martin Paul-Hus tells Screen Daily that they have their eyes on one of “France’s top female actresses” for the lead.