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Louis Leterrier In Talks for Sony?s Shark Thriller ‘In the Deep’


Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) is in early negotiations at Sony to direct Anthony Jaswinski?s Black List script, In the Deep, an action/thriller survival drama that pits a lone surfer against a great white shark. The film follows a twentysomething woman mourning the recent death of her mother. When she goes surfing alone at an isolated beach, she ends up stranded on a reef with a great white shark between her and the shore.

Jaswinski?s script ignited a bidding war last year when it made the studio rounds. Sony won the project in the end, which Deadline describes as ?127 Hours meets Jaws, with a touch of Gravity thrown in for good measure.? Those are some classy survival dramas, and of course, Jaws is the absolute reigning king of shark films. While Leterrier has certainly proved his knack for crowd-pleasing action with films like The Transporter, The Incredible Hulk, and most recently, Now You See Me, none of them scream awards prestige. I?m intrigued to see his take on the material ? at the bare minimum it should be an entertaining ride, but if Leterrier ups his game, In the Deep could be something really special.

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