EXCLUSIVE: Playwright-scribe Jeffrey Hatcher has been set to script Megiddo, the WWI tale that Warner Bros is developing with Weimaraner Republic Pictures, the new producing shingle from longtime Warner Bros exec Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem. The film is an epic adventure set against the Sinai Campaign of World War I and is based on a treatment by Leshem, who’ll produce with Harris. Greg Ostrin is executive producer. Courtenay Valenti and Racheline Benveniste are steering for the studio.

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Hatcher, who wrote the play Compleat Female Stage Beauty and its feature transfer, most recently scripted Mr. Holmes, which just wrapped production with director Bill Condon and Ian McKellen. Hatcher is repped by Anonymous Content and Paradigm