Though it’s been retired since 1967, ocean liner Queen Mary has been a hotbed of paranormal activity over the years, crowned one of the top 10 most haunted places in America by Time Magazine in 2008. The perfect setting for a horror flick? You bet!
As reported by Variety, Ubiquity Studios is financing development and production of its first feature film, which will be set and filmed on the infamous Queen Mary.
“We’re calling it ‘The Shining on a ship’,” said Ubiquity CEO Chris Carmichael, who will exec produce along with Connie Jordan. Brett Tomberlin of Ubiquity Studios will produce along with Andrew Trapani and Brian Gilbert of Nine/8 Entertainment.
The untitled project will be written by Gary Dauberman, and shooting is set to begin in the spring of 2014.
The Queen Mary first sailed in 1936 and was the Cunard Line’s flagship until being commissioned as an allied troop transport following the outbreak of World War II. It was nicknamed “The Grey Ghost” for its ability to avoid Nazi U-boats, and Adolf Hitler offered $250,000 to anyone who could sink it.
In 1942 the ocean liner jackknifed her own escort ship but was unable to rescue 239 soldiers in the escort due to the presence of U-boats. In that same year, a 95-foot wave nearly capsized the Queen Mary while 16,000 soldiers were aboard — which inspired the movie The Poseidon Adventure, which was shot on the ship in 1971.
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