According to Pamela McClintock from Variety
in an article entitled 'John McTiernan to direct Shrapnel' dated September 9, 2010, "[Belgian production, sales and financing entity] Corsan is in pre-production on Roland Joffé
. Joffé begins lensing
the $27 million pic in six weeks
is an epic, sweeping and riveting tale of an impossible love set across two time periods and continents.
Plot involves a British officer in colonial India; the Indian woman he falls in love with; an American marine archaeologist; and his wife a researcher who is trapped in a wrecked British merchant ship.
The film stars Josh Hartnett
as British captain James Stewart, Indian cinema icon Indian star Aishwarya Rai
as She-warrior Tulaja and possibly Chris Pine
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