Nicolai Fuglsig To Helm “Horse Soldiers” For Jerry Bruckheimer & Lionsgate

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Danish filmmaker has won the job of directing the Afghanistan war drama HORSE SOLDIERS. The project hails from and

Based on a true story, this film has been adapted by and from Doug Stanton’s book and follows special forces just weeks after 9/11 and are sent to Afghanistan. The small team’s mission is to take over the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, but modern-day weapons prove useless in the rugged terrain. With the help of the Northern Alliance, these soldiers are retrained to become a deadly force, using only their personal supplies and weapons on horseback.

As we reported last fall, put the project into active development after Disney stepped aside.

’s , , and are co-financing and producing with Bruckheimer. 

Fuglsig has made his career as a photojournalist and previously won the Gold Lion in the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival and the Grand Prix at the Midsummer Awards for advertising. He most recently directed the feature film Exfil.

He is repped by

—TO SEE ALL THE PROJECT DETAILS CLICK HERE—

Emily J | Staff Writer
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