Alarm! Shark alarm! The black flag! Shark alarm! The swimming menaces known as sharks are once again ready to swim through some crimson seas as Deadline is reporting that Louis Leterrier is in talks to helm In the Deep, the Black List script by Anthony Jaswinski about a lone surfer attacked by a shark and stranded on a reef who must find a way back to shore before succumbing to her injuries.
This is the script that sparked a bidding frenzy last September. It will be produced by Weimaraner Republic Pictures partners Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem.
Tonally, the spec is described as a cross between 127 Hours meets Jaws with a touch of Gravity thrown in for good measure. A young woman who is dealing with the recent death of her mother is surfing on an isolated beach and gets stranded 20 yards off shore on a buoy. What lies between her and the shore is a huge great white shark. It’s an emotional piece for a young twentysomething star.