Legendary Taps ‘Blade’ Director for ‘The Lost Patrol’

Stephen Norrington will direct and write supernatural thriller

Last Updated: January 12, 2010 @ 11:23 AM

Legendary Pictures has tapped "Blade" director Stephen Norrington to write and direct its supernatural thriller, "The Lost Patrol," the studio announced on Tuesday.

"’The Lost Patrol’ hits all of my geek-buttons: hardware, heroes, grime, insane monsters," Norrington said in a statement.

"Patrol" will be set during World War II. Rick Porras ("The Lord of the Rings" franchise) and Steven Boyd ("A Christmas Carol") are already on board to produce.

The project was initially purchased as a spec screenplay by Andrew Hilton.