Amblin and Dreamworks is currently developing the real life war story A Game of Birds and Wolves as a motion picture. The film is based on the upcoming book by Simon Parkin.
From Hollywood Reporter:
Amblin Partners and its DreamWorks Pictures banner are going back to war.
The company, which was behind Steven Spielberg’s classic Saving Private Ryan, has picked up the film rights to A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game That Won the War, an upcoming non-fiction book by Simon Parkin.
Vicky Jones has been tapped to write the adaptation, which will be produced by Marc Platt and Jared LeBoff of Mark Platt Productions. DreamWorks will also produce.
Birds and Wolves tells the true story of Operation Raspberry, which saw a rag-tag group of young women and a retired naval captain reinvent British naval strategy with the help of a board game. Their eureka moment helped turn the tide in the battle for the Atlantic.
Parkins is a journalist who regularly delves into gaming and gaming culture. He came across the true story when he was visited the British Defence Academy. The book is due to be published Nov. 11 in the U.K. by Spectre.
You can learn more via Hollywood Reporter.