Defiance and Blood Diamond director Edward Zwick is helming a great big movie about a really mean sperm whale for his next project. Somehow I knew it would come to this.
According to Variety, the film titled In the Heart of the Sea, set in 1820, is the true story of a whaling ship which was hunted down and destroyed by an angry sperm whale. The crew was stranded, with little hope of survival, and ultimately only eight were rescued. I feel like I just ruined the whole movie.
Zwick wrote the script with his Last Samurai co-writer Marshall Herskovitz and production should begin late this year, probably occupying the same set Peter Weir used for Master and Commander. I guess we should probably expect the movie to be released sometime around Oscar season 2010.