Lionsgate Buys Gerard Butler-Gary Oldman Thriller ‘Hunter Killer’ for October Release

Lionsgate has bought the action-thriller “Hunter Killer,” starring Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Michael Nyqvist, and Common, and given it an Oct.

26 release date.The film is directed by Donovan Marsh from a script by Arne Schmidt and Jamie Moss from the 2012 novel “Firing Point,” by Don Keith and George Wallace.

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 film has had a quirky journey to the big screen.

“Hunter Killer,” produced by Neal Moritz, was originally developed at Relativity Media in 2015 with CEO Ryan Kavanaugh on board to produce and the company’s then-president Tucker Tooley executive producing — before Relativity filed for bankruptcy protection.“Hunter Killer” became the object of a fierce dispute during Relativity’s bankruptcy.

Moritz and others associated with the film sued, saying that Relativity had fraudulently

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