Lionsgate has bought upcoming action-thriller Hunter Killer, starring Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Michael Nyqvist, and Common, and given it an October 26 release date. The film is directed by Donovan Marsh from a script by Arne Schmidt and Jamie Moss from the 2012 novel ‘Firing Point’, by Don Keith and George Wallace.
The story is about an untested American submarine captain who teams with Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, kidnapped by a rogue general.
Hunter Killer was originally developed at Relativity Media in 2015 with CEO Ryan Kavanaugh on board to produce – before Relativity filed for bankruptcy protection. Millennium subsequently took the project over from Relativity and the film was shot in London during the summer of 2016. Millennium sold off the North American rights to Lionsgate.