Trevorrow, Cumberbatch team for War Magician

Colin Trevorrow and Benedict Cumberbatch will team on WWII drama “War Magician” for Studiocanal.

Per Deadline, the pic is based on the wild story of Jasper Maskelyne, a British illusionist who used magic to defeat Erwin Rommel in World War II. Trevorrow’s take features an international “magic gang” from Africa, Europe and the Middle East who conspired with Maskelyne and a female military intelligence officer to defeat the Nazis.

The film is based on David Fisher’s book, and is penned by Nicholas Mariana with Richard Cordiner and Gary Whitta responsible for earlier drafts.

Trevorrow just wrapped “Jurassic World : Dominion” for Universal, while Cumberbatch is currently filming “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness”.

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