Mark Earl Burman (Dog Eat Dog) is set to direct action thriller, Ambush, as announced by Highland Film Group and Saban Films on Thursday. Highland is handling international sales on the movie which will shoot this Fall on-location in Colombia, amid strict compliance with Covid-19 health guidelines to ensure the cast and crew’s well-being.
The film will star Golden Globe nominee Aaron Eckhart (Line Of Duty, The Dark Knight) along with Cody Christian (CW’s All American, Assassination Nation, Surrogates), Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Mountain Between Us), and Jason Genao (Logan, Netflix’s The Get Down). Burman co-wrote the script with Michael McClung (American Martyr).
Ambush is based on the exhilarating true story of a deadly high-stakes subterranean mission into enemy controlled territory. The film follows a group of young elite commandos, led by Captain Drummond (Eckhart), tasked with collecting highly classified information that can change the fate of the war. On the edge of the jungle, the team is attacked by the overwhelming invisible force of the enemy army. Drummond’s young team must overcome their apprehension in order to pursue the force into the complex labyrinth of Cu Chi tunnels, with enemy soldiers and traps at every turn.
“I am so excited to start production on such a stellar story with such a top-notch cast and crew on Ambush and working alongside my friends at Highland Film Group and Saban Films,” said Burman.
Dark Mark Productions is producing the film with Burman. Artist International Group’s David Unger, and Highland’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier are exec producing with Scott Powell, Randy Burman, Wayne Willbur, Harsimranjit “Harry” Ahluwalia, and Anthony Standberry.
Ambush is being produced in association with Split Prism Media, with support of Great Point Media.
Saban Films’ Jonathan Saba and Bill Bromiley negotiated North American rights along with Highland Film Group’s Fraser on behalf of the filmmakers.