The Pearl Harbour writer Randall Wallace
has signed on for another World War II drama based on a true story. This time, Oscar Nominee Wallace, who also directed Vietnam War drama We Were Soldiers, will direct The Conscientious Objector
for Walden Media.
Desmond Doss, who as an unarmed Army medic saved the lives of dozens of fellow soldiers under fire on Okinawa in World War II and became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor; Doss was drafted in April 1942 after working in a shipyard, he was given conscientious objector status, having declined to bear arms because of his religious principles. He became a medic, the only way he could adhere to the Sixth Commandment as well as the Fourth Commandment.
Of course he’s the subject of The Conscientious Objector, an award-winning documentary and an upcoming feature film by the same name.
Working from a script by Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright and actor Robert Schenkkan
(TV movie “Spartacus), Wallace will chronicle the story of a Seventh-day Adventist war hero – Aaron Schneider (Kiss the Girls) had previously been attached to helm.
There’s no word on when The Conscientious Objector will start shooting.
The Braveheart screenwriter Wallace who is also the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels and the lyricist of the acclaimed hymn ‘Mansions of the Lord’ is currently writing the sequel to Homefront for Crytek.
Source: The Wrap