The helmer is currently busy on his other warfare movie (of sorts), the zombie infection thriller "World War Z," but it seems he's digging his battle-stories-with-a-twist. The movie will be based off the best-selling book by David Fisher, that chronicles Maskelyne's marriage of magic and warfare, which included creating fake bomb holes to fool Germans into thinking they hit their targets, and elaborate stage productions that worked as cover for espionage missions. At one point, years ago, the film had a script from Peter Buchman ("Che," "Jurassic Park III") but there's no word if it will still be used or redrafted.
And while Forster has stumbled a bit of late -- "Quantum Of Solace" was a bit of a mess, and let's not talk about "Machine Gun Preacher" -- "World War Z" is certainly promising, and "War Magician" is brimming with potential. Here's hoping Forster can finally bring this long-developing project to the movie screen.