Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura’s film Deepwater Horizon has been in development for quite some time. About two years ago, we reported that director Ric Roman Waugh was in talks for the project. But things never stay the same in Hollywood and, needless to say, at some point during the development process he fell off the project. The new helmer in talks for the project is All ls Lost writer/director J.C. Chandor.
I actually have yet to see All Is Lost, but I hear it’s a total knockout (some people I trust prefer it to the similarly structured Gravity), so on paper this seems like a wise decision. Lionsgate/Summit and Participant are going to need someone who can craft a taut piece of work without coming across as disrespectful to the lives that were lost (and the environmental damage that ensued) that day. Hit the jump for more on Deepwater Horizon.