Briefly: Reported earlier this week by Moviehole, we’ve now got official word via press release that Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Salt) will direct a Black Hawk Down-style film called Hunter Killer. The source material is a novel called Firing Point by Don Keith and George Wallace.

Jamie Ross (X-Men: First Class) wrote the script, which follows ” an untested submarine captain who must work with a Navy SEAL team to rescue the Russian president, who has been taken prisoner during a military coup, in an effort to stop a rogue Russian General from igniting World War III.”

There is no casting info as of yet, but this is a hell of a lot more interesting than a sequel to Salt, the possibility of which the director walked away from last year, and seems to fit right into the wheelhouse of Mr. Noyce. He’s also got a few other possible projects in development, but Relativity says this one is scheduled to start in late 2011, so it looks like his next film.

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