Mr Kate Beckinsale or Len Wiseman, (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard) has jumped on board to direct an adaptation of the comic Atlantis Rising for DreamWorks. First though he has to get through Motorcade. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Eagle Eye) will be producing the project . No writer has been attached yet.
I’ve not actually read the comic yet but it does sound rather good. Atlantis Rising is a five-part miniseries published by Platinum Studios. It was created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.
The tale begins when seismic disturbances at sea force the military to investigate the deepest part of the ocean, where an underground civilization emerges to engage in war with planet Earth. Seems a bit unreasonable of the sea people. Check out the website for the comic and drunkduck.com have the first four issues posted so you can read them for free.
Big fantastical sea based films of recent years haven’t done that well – Waterworld and The Abyss spring to mind (although I do think The Abyss is excellent) – but effects have moved on so this could be good.
Have you read the comic book? Does this intrigue you?
If this is a success could it mean we will eventually see Namor and / or Aquaman on the big screen? Do you say aye shiver me timbers or am I just walking the plank? (Oh that was a stinker of way to wrap up this post!)