Hunter Killer, the project that was at one time on the Relativity slate, will open this fall from Lionsgate’s Summit label. The actioner starring Gerard Butler, Darkest Hour Oscar winner Gary Oldman and Michael Nyqvist, will drop into theaters on October 26 in wide release.
Directed by Donovan Marsh, Hunter Killer was considered one of the better screenplays to come out of Relativity. Adapted by Arne Schmidt and Jamie Moss from a 2012 Don Keith and George Wallace novel Firing Point, the story is about an untested American submarine captain who teams with Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
The only other film set to bow on that day is Paramount Pictures’ Overlord, from screenwriters Billy Ray and Mark L. Smith, about American soldiers behind enemy lines on D-Day.