Sony Hires Writers For Chris Hemsworth & 'Shadow Runners'
Reported by Outsiders - 10:42 AM 2012.05.10
Sony Pictures is running with the popularity of Chris Hemsworth and have hired the writing team of Chris Cantwell & Chris Rogers to script Shadow Runners, an action vehicle for the Thor star. The studio acquired the pitch last summer, though it will have to work around Hemsworth’s plans for another Thor film and a sequel to The Avengers.
The project is big for the studio and was somewhat inspired by the incident in which 'a group of Israeli operatives infiltrated a hotel in Dubai to kill a Hamas leader, only to see the rendezvous captured on surveillance cameras. In the fictionalized thriller, Hemsworth will play a former Navy SEAL who tries to recapture his potential and repair a rift with an old comrade in arms, as he leads a team of elite international operatives on a mission against a mysterious enemy.'
No word on who will direct or who else will star in the project.