Though Frank Marshall usually wears the producer hat, with credits that range from the Bourne films to Indiana Jones, he does step behind the camera every so often. Granted, with credits like Eight Below and Congo under his belt, he’s definitely had better luck when someone else is at the helm. Despite this, Marshall is intent on trying his hand at directing once more and this time, THR reports that he’s chosen to adapt Sean Flynn’s 2008 GQ article, The Longest Night.
Based on a true story, the film will follow a shipwreck that involved an Alaskan trawler sinking in “frigid, 6,000-foot-deep waters.” 47 people were on board and in an extraordinary rescue operation, the Coast Guard was able to save 42 lives.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a pretty extraordinary story and it’s definitely something that would make for a compelling film, especially in the hands of Lethal Weapon 4 scribe Jonathan Lemkin, who’s on screenplay duties here. There’s no word yet on when this one might head into production, but seeing as Marshall currently has his hands full with Jurassic World, it may be a while before he gets moving on The Longest Night.
Regardless, we’ll definitely be keeping our eye on this one as it sounds very promising. With Marshall behind the camera, you can bet that we’ll see some A-list talent in the lead roles as well.
As always, we’ll keep you posted when we hear more. For now though, tell us, are you excited to see Frank Marshall adapt The Longest Night?