Ridley Scott To Direct Battle Of Britain Project For Fox; Matthew Orton Writing Script
Ridley Scott may be currently gearing up for his Getty kidnapping drama, but he’s also got his eye on another historical pic that he’s keen to add to his list of credits. The Brit director is planning to helm a project for 20th Century Fox based on the epic Battle of Britain, one of the most decisive battles in World War II history that saw the courageous British underdogs overcome Nazi titans.
Up-and-coming UK writer Matthew Orton, who recently wrote the WWII historical drama Operation Finale (previously known as Eichmann) which will star Oscar Isaac, will write the script. Matt Charman, who wrote Bridge of Spies for Steven Spielberg, will exec produce the film. Charman first paired with Orton in 2015 as his mentor for UK feature scheme Guiding Lights and since then, the duo have built a unique partnership, with Charman really taking the burgeoning Brit writer under his wing as he builds his career.