EXCLUSIVE: Filmula’s Johnny Lin has tapped Andrew Farotte to write an original script for a big-budget epic about World War II in the Pacific. It’s described as a tale of survival, perseverance and human sacrifice, and a bridge of cross-culture collaboration and battle against the Japanese’s invasion. The script will be based on true events.

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This pic marks the second collaboration for Filmula and Farotte as the latter is also working on Filmula’s Confederacy of Thelma, a Black List script about the true story behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces.

Farotte, who spent over a decade as a producer in non-scripted television, wrote the 2015 Black List screenplay Francis & The Godfather, which chronicled the making of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather. He’s also attached to pen the pilot for Saturday Night Knife & Gun Club, a series from rapper/actor Common and Lionsgate Television. Farotte is repped by Zero Gravity Management and Fourward.

Filmula recently made a pact at AFM with E Stars to finance U.S. and international movies ranging from commercial tentpoles to Oscar-driven material for distribution in China.

Lin, an executive producer on the Tom Cruise-starring film American Made, is repped by Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman LLP.