Halle Berry Wades Into DARK TIDE

     September 8, 2009


Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry is negotiating to star in a new thriller from “Twilight” producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.  Titled “Dark Tide”, the film would star Berry as a dive instructor who returns to the sea after a near-fatal incident with a great white shark.  To discuss who is giving Halle Berry career advice these days, hit the jump.

According to Variety, Halle Berry is in “advanced negotiations” to star in the film “Dark Tide” for director Clark Johnson.  The script was written by a woman named Amy Sorlie who, as far as I can tell, has no other writing credits on her resume.  That certainly doesn’t mean the film will be bad, but it also doesn’t give me a reason to assume that “Dark Tide” will be any good.

In fact, based on the last five years or so, I would be hard-pressed to name a film starring Berry that was truly good.  “Things We Lost in the Fire”?  Maybe.  I can’t fault her performance there, but the movie itself left me cold.  Honestly, I can’t fault her performance in any of the string of failures she lent her name to following 2001’s “Monsters Ball”.  Besides being beautiful I believe Halle Berry is truly talented – I just wish she would pick a project that was either well-written, well-directed, or hey!  Both would be good!

Speaking in favor of “Dark Tide” is the fact that Clark Johnson will be directing.  Johnson is an actor/director best known for his time in front of the camera on shows like “The Wire” and “Homicide: Life on the Street”.  Why would a TV actor directing a shark movie be a recommendation to me?  Because anyone who had anything to do “The Wire” is automatically awesome and perfect.   End of story.  If something goes wrong with “Dark Tide” now I’ll just have to blame it on Berry… or maybe on that writer I never heard of.


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