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New Poster For Baltasar Kormákur's The Deep
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21 May 2013  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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You know what's terribly en vogue at the moment? Man-lost-at-sea movies. We'd put it all down to Life Of Pi, except that none so far have copied Ang Lee and added a tiger. But one of those lined up is The Deep, the new film from Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur that's based on a hellish true story. And here's the UK poster.

Cast your mind back, if you're old enough, to a cold March night in 1984. A small fishing boat went down in the Icelandic seas with its crew of six, but one of them miraculously survived, clinging to a piece of debris. Six hours later he washed ashore, so there's a happy ending! Wait, not quite. It says here that he washed ashore on a deadly lava field.

So it's out of the freezing cold Arctic ocean and into the fire. Ólafur Darri Ólafsson plays the lone protagonist pitted against the very worst that nature can throw at him, and the film already landed loads of wins at Iceland's film awards, the Eddas. Kormákur, of course, is the man best known to English-speaking audiences as the director of Contraband (and its Icelandic predecessor, Reykjavik-Rotterdam) and also has 2 Guns, starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington, arriving in the UK on August 16 this year.

The Deep - not to be confused with Deep Blue Sea, The Deep Blue Sea, Deep Impact or 1977 film The Deep - hits UK cinemas on July 12.


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