Nagasaki Deadline: Action Thriller Helmed by Martin Campbell

Nov 12, 2008–Martin Campbell will direct “Nagasaki Deadline,” an action thriller financed and co-produced by Alacon with Lightstorm Entertainment and 8:38 Prods.

Alcon heads Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will produce with 8:38's Kira Davis (“Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”) and Lightstorm's James Cameron, Rae Sanchini and Jon Landau.

David and Peter Griffiths (“The Hunted,” “Collateral Damage”), who penned the original screenplay, will exec produce. William Broyles Jr. (“Cast Away”) is rewriting the story, centered on a FBI agent who must decipher historic events in a desperate race to avert a terrorist plot.

The project has been picked up out of turnaround from Fox, where it was developed prior to 9/11. Alcon's fast-tracking the project with a goal of putting it into production next year.

Campbell's currently directing Mel Gibson in “Edge of Darkness” and most recently directed “Casino Royale.”

Warner-based Alcon's current in pre-production on “The Book of Eli,” starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman, with Albert and Allen Hughes helming.