‘The Conscientious Objector’ Attracts Oscar Nominated Director Randall Wallace
Now here's some appropriate news for Memorial Day: Oscar nominee Randall Wallace is set to direct a big screen adaptation of 'The Conscientious Objector,' based on the true story of a World War II army medic and the first man on the battlefront who refused to engage in war.
According to The Wrap, Randall Wallace is attached to direct the film for Walden Media. Wallace was nominated for an Oscar for his script for the Mel Gibson battle epic 'Braveheart,' and since then has directed 'The Man in the Iron Mask' and 'We Were Soldiers' (both based on his own scripts), and 'Secretariat.'
'The Conscientious Objector' is the true story of Desmond Doss, a man drafted into World War II who refused to carry a gun or kill anyone, so he became a medic. He was the first conscientious objector to win a Congressional Medal of Honor.
Pulitzer prize-winner Robert Schenkkan wrote the script for the film. His previous credits include episodes of the HBO wartime mini-series, 'The Pacific,' produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.
Terry Benedict, who directed the documentary about Doss of the same name, will produce.