El-Alamein will tell the true story of a series of battles in the desert that pitted Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery leading Britain’s Eighth Army, and German General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel leading the German/Axis Forces. The battles occurred in Egypt, in and around an area named after a railway stop called El Alamein, and were fought to gain control of the Suez Canal and reinforce the region.
The script originally was written by David Self, however, the most recent draft was written by James Coyne. Di Bonaventura Pictures’ Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are set to produce the title alongside Thomas Augsberger. The project is being overseen by Lionsgate executive James Myers.