Shooting starts on April 13th in London and Budapest to produce action thriller SAS: RED NOTICE based on the bestselling novel by former SAS operator Andy McNab.

Altitude Film Entertainment, Parabolic Pictures and Vertigo Films will produce the film with Lionsgate UK picking up the distribution rights.  Luke Evans, whose films include Dracula Untold and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies plays Tom Buckingham, Nick Love (The Sweeney) directs and Andy McNab takes on the role of executive producer.  McNab has been a driving force behind this project since its inception, according to the producers, with his personal experience making this the most intense and authentic SAS action thriller ever seen.

SAS: RED NOTICE is set in the Channel Tunnel, where 100 meters underground 20 accused war criminals hold 400 hostages. Only one man can get them out alive – Tom Buckingham – an SAS operator who is trying to save his relationship with the woman he loves. The explosive action races from Central London to the conflict zones of Eastern Europe.

McNab said: ‘I am delighted that Tom Buckingham is soon to reach the big screen. He has been a great character to create, and the books have been lots of fun to write. It has been a brilliant experience collaborating with Larry Malkin and Chad Truman on the script and with the fantastic Luke Evans on board, and the awesome Nick Love directing, we’re all set to go.’

Nick Love said: ‘SAS: RED NOTICE is a fantastic project and I am thrilled to be working with Andy McNab and Luke Evans in what will be a very modern action thriller.’

SAS: RED NOTICE marks the first feature film based on one of McNab’s books as well as the first in the Tom Buckingham series.

Go here for Andy McNab’s SAS: Red Notice movie website

SAS: Red Notice