August 25, 2007 02:35:45 GMT
The studio has assigned the man to both write and direct its new big screen feature "Lone Survivor."
Elaborating its collaboration with Peter Berg, Universal Pictures has appointed the New York-born filmmaker to once again handle helming matters on a new big screen feature coming from its pit following the upcoming "The Kingdom."
Titled "Lone Survivor", the project is based on a memoir by former Navy Seal officer Marcus Luttrell who led a team into Afghanistan on a mission to kill a Taliban leader but was the only one to survive. Rights to the book and Luttrell’s life were optioned by Universal after the man chose to bond with Berg during his meetings with potential writers and producers arranged by Attorney Alan U. Schwartz of Greenberg Traurig, who helped Luttrell find a publisher for his account.
Apart from direct, Berg will also pen the script as well as executive produce alongside Kerry Foster through his Film 44 shingle. Meanwhile, his producing partners Akiva Goldsman, Barry Spikings, and Sarah Aubrey are all set to produce, Goldsman via his Road Productions and Spikings via his Spikings Entertainment.