JC Chandor was attached to direct, but dropped out citing creative differences.
Summit snatched Berg up immiedatley following Chandor’s departure, as they intend to keep the film’s scheduled start date of April.
Berg will re-team with his Lone Survivor star Mark Wahlberg and The Kingdom writer Matthew Michael Carnahan.
Berg is known for his blockbuster style action picks, having directed Hancock, Battleship, and Lone Survivor.
He’ll next direct The Hunt for El Chapo, Father’s Day, and Cocaine Cowboys.
Berg is repped by WME.
Clark Allen | Staff Writer