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Fox 2000 has hired Mark Bomback (Unstoppable) to adapt Robert Kurson’s Shadow Divers, the account of two divers who tested their physical limits to solve the mystery of how a German U boat came to be within just sixty miles of the coast of New Jersey. Marriages dissolved and friends died in the process, but the once bitter rivals developed “an almost mystical sense of brotherhood.”
Variety reports Fox 2000 acquired the rights to the story in 2004, and it’s easy to see why. It sounds fascinating, and perfect for the screenplay structure. The mystery drives the narrative, but Bomback gets to play with the themes of friendship, obsession, and the triumph of the human will.
I hope Bomback is willing to make this more than just a »
- Brendan Bettinger
Robert Schwentke ( The Time Traveler's Wife , Flighplan , upcoming Red ) is circling the Fox 2000 adaptation of Robert Kurson's Shadow Divers . Deadline New York says the project is one of two that can be next for Schwentke - the other being the Robert Ludlum thriller The Osterman Weekend . William Broyles wrote the Shadow Divers script which will be tweaked under Schwentke's supervision. Here's how the book is described by Random House: In the tradition of Jon Krakauer.s Into Thin Air and Sebastian Junger.s The Perfect Storm comes a true tale of riveting adventure in which two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery.and make history themselves. For John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep wreck diving was more than a sport. Testing »
2 items from 2010
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