Ben Affleck Adds Revolution Drama Bunker Hill To His Plate

bunker hill
Warner Bros. have spent an awful lot of money on the movie rights to the non-fiction book Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick. Deadline say the price tag was in the high six figure range with a high seven figure sum payable when the film actually happens.

The book is an account of how the battle of Bunker Hill sparked the American Revolution. If you don’t know, Bunker Hill is in Boston and so it follows, in basic movie math, that Warner Bros. plus Boston plus politically charged war movie equals Ben Affleck project. It would seem very unHollywood if they’d gone to anybody else.

Affleck has already set Chris Terrio, the writer of Argo, to work on developing a screenplay. The film might be a few years away yet, but I can only imagine it’s going to be a very “prestige” production. I’m also fairly confident it will be good, but we’ll see.

COF - Pic 1

Can Games Be Films? – ‘Children of Film: Videogames’ At The Glasgow Film Festival

Ras_Merlyn

Are We Losing Diggle Or Felicity At The End Of The Season? Recapping Arrow 3.15: ‘Nanda Parbat’

Cass01

John Cassaday Shows The Anatomy Of A Cover With The Complete Dracula

Image (105)

Swipe File: Inhuman And The Oscars

Secret Wars To Get A New Cover Treatment For Comics

RSv2-15-Cov-G-Contest-Brooks

Contest Winner Matt Brooks Gets Red Sonja Cover Assignment

unnamed (2)

How To Improve Black Hood #2 From Archie Comics

BigWow

Missed Out On SDCC? Maybe Try Big Wow

industrial_revolution_and_world_war

Hollow Press Release Insanity This March With Collections From Tetsunori Tawaraya And Shintaro Kago

NR1_BookCover6x9_Color-v2

Caliber To Release 2 New Graphic Novels And A Comic Writing Guide