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Robert Schwentke In Talks To Make The Finest Hours
Disney's true-life Coast Guard drama

29 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Cast your mind back to August 2011. London 2012 hadn’t happened yet. We hadn’t seen The Avengers. Arrested Development was just a beloved, cancelled TV series. And Disney nabbed the rights to Casey Sherman and Michael J. Touglas’ The Finest Hours to make into a movie. Now the company has Robert Schwentke in talks to direct.

Sherman and Touglas’ (not a typo) tome follows the true-life tale of a savage Nor’easter storm that struck the New England coast in 1952. Swept up in the middle of the monster were two oil tankers, which promptly split in two and threw crew members into the raging waters.

Coast Guard teams were dispatched and as part of the rescue efforts, men went out in old, wooden, motorized lifeboats. They were incredibly ill-equipped to deal with the freezing winds and high seas, but still managed to find the 84 survivors clinging to the remains of the tankers.

The Fighter writers James Tamsay and Eric Johnson have written a script based on the tale, and Schwentke – who chased sea-bound thriller Shadow Divers for years – hopes to make it.

Schwentke last brought the world the Bruce Willis-as-OAP-action star Red and this summer delivers Ryan Reynolds/Jeff Bridges comedy action thriller R.I.P.D., which arrives on August 30. The trailer is below.


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