Date: 12th July 2004

Eastwood and Spielberg 'team up for war film'

Clint Eastwood is reportedly teaming up with Steven Spielberg's Dreamworks studio to direct a film about the World War Two Battle of Iwo Jima.

Coming Soon, quoting Variety, says Eastwood will direct Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima.

The battle, which is seen as a turning point in the war in the Pacific, has been immortalised in the famous photo of six soldiers raising an American flag on the island's high point.

The film is partly based on the book Flags of Our Fathers, published in 2000 by a man who only discovered his father was one of the six soldiers after he died in 1994.

Eastwood and Dreamworks have teamed up once before, on 1995's The Bridges of Madison County.

Source: Press Release