Warner Bros. to Spend $200 Million on 3-D Epic 'Battle of Midway'

Warner Bros. to Spend $200 Million on 3-D Epic 'Battle of Midway'

The film, set during World War II, is a pitch from Bruce C. McKenna who previously wrote some episodes of 'The Pacific'.

Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a World War II film, Deadline Hollywood reports. According to the site, the studio has bought "The Battle of Midway", a pitch from Bruce C. McKenna who previously wrote the script for some episodes of HBO's "The Pacific".

Moreover, it is said that Warner Bros. has put the upcoming project on a fast track as McKenna is expected to turn in a script within eight weeks. The movie is rumored to carry a price tag of around $200 million and will be made in 3-D, with Akiva Goldsman serving as producer.

The upcoming epic film will focus on the turning point of the June 4-6, 1942 event and take place six months after the demoralizing surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. "When it was over, the supremacy of the Imperial Japanese Navy was lost along with 4 of its aircraft carriers and 1 heavy cruiser. The Japanese never recovered," Deadline further describes.

The Battle of Midway has been turned into films for several times. In 1942, John Ford directed Oscar-winning "The Battle of Midway" using actual battle footage shot by the Navy. Later in 1976, there was "Midway" starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn and Hal Holbrook.

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    Jan 25, 2011

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is actually his proper name. If you Colonials are arguing about anything, it least get something right. The Scotsman would turn in his grave laughing. While we are on the subject of making this movie, I wonder how many British actors may be cast. That is if you want the British Ridley Scott to do your American movie!

    Nov 10, 2010

    Hopefully it'll be historically and militarily accurate....I don't want to hear all that nonsense about Midway being THE decisive turning point, or that the Japanese would have invaded Hawaii or the West Coast had the U.S. lost the battle.

    Sep 09, 2010

    The Battle of Midway is an epic event in WW2 history. Previous films never really presented a clear story of what happened, and how it adversely effected the Japanese ability to wage war in the Pacific. I just hope they choose a good director. Ridely Scott would do.

    Sep 08, 2010

    Sir Conan Arthur Doyle is and has been dead for a while dude! I'm pretty sure his stories are public domain by now dude.

    Sep 08, 2010

    Maybe People should stop watching bullshit hollywood movies and actually pic up a book and read it. That way less people end up making an uneducated ass of them self on a meaningless move site like mushroomtip did a few posts down.

    Sep 08, 2010

    Conan Doyle Wrote Sherlock Holmes, fucking Einstein!

    Sep 08, 2010

    Ian Fleming wrote Bond fucking genius!

    Sep 02, 2010

    [quote]Perhaps a remake of Run Silent, Run Deep could be possible using the storyline from the book this time>[/quote] Thats the problem, just as in the bond films. The author sir conan doyle refuses to let any of his bond stories be made into movies. Thus, they are all made up and only the titles are used.... Sometimes you just cant get permission of the authors so the storylines end up being "crafted"....

    Sep 01, 2010

    Me personally would also like to see a new movie about the "Bismarck" or the biggest Tank Battle of all time at Prochorovka 1943 - these movies I would suggest! But Midway will be interesting too and if the makers of "The Pacific" are on it it can only be good...

    Aug 30, 2010

    This remake of Battle of Midway sounds like a great movie! Hopefully the storyline will concern actual participants and events. Pearl Harbor was a good movie with fantastic special effects but the storyline was flawed. Perhaps a remake of Run Silent, Run Deep could be possible using the storyline from the book this time>

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