Production has officially started on Kevin MacDonald’s next film Black Sea, details of which can be found below:
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law captains the cast of Black Sea, the suspenseful adventure thriller being directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September) and produced by Charles Steel for Cowboy Films. Black Sea, which will be released in 2014, is co-produced and co-financed by Focus and Film4. Focus CEO James Schamus and Focus co-CEO Andrew Karpen made the announcement today…. Black Sea centers on a rogue submarine captain (Mr. Law) who, after being laid off from a salvage company, pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.
They’ve been spotted filming around the River Medway in Strood, Kent, where the presence of megastar Jude Law was enough to excite the local paper into a submarine frenzy. Kevin MacDonald, whose previous films include Marley, State of Play, The Last King of Scotland and Touching the Void, has managed to assemble a stellar cast to perform alongside Jude Law, to quote further from the press releas:
…Grigoriy Dobrygin (of How I Ended This Summer), Konstantin Khabenskiy (Focus’ Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), Sergey Kolesnikov (A Good Day to Die Hard), Scoot McNairy (Argo), Ben Mendelsohn (Focus’ The Place Beyond the Pines), Sergey Puskepalis (also of How I Ended This Summer), British Independent Film Award winner Michael Smiley (Kill List), David Threlfall (Nowhere Boy), and Jodie Whittaker (Film4’s Venus).
There hasn’t been a good submarine movie for ages, and hopefully Black Sea will change that. If it doesn’t, it won’t be the end of the world, because it’s just a movie, but it’d be nice if it did.
Black Sea is due for release in 2014. Are you looking forward to it? Let us know in the comments below.