Kevin McDonald’s upcoming submarine actioner, Black Sea, has been coasting on the waves for some time now. If you haven’t yet heard of the movie, that’s not unlikely. The film went into production last August, and it’s been a year since we were first granted a still from the movie. Following on from the news in July revealing a release date, Universal Pictures have delivered the first trailer for their underwater adventure thriller.
Black Sea enlists Jude Law as Captain Robinson, who leads a murky treasure hunt. Sent to commandeer a half-British, half-Russian crew tasked with salvaging a lost sunken submarine full of gold, one of Hitler’s u-boats crammed with $582 million in gold, Robinson finds more in store than he bargained for.
There’s plenty to get excited about judging by this first footage. From director Kevin MacDonald (The Last King Of Scotland, How I Live Now), the sense of claustrophobia is palpable as the men descend to retrieve the sizeable haul. MacDonald is renowned for imbuing a thrilling set up with three-dimensional characters. Here those characters all given introductions here before everything goes to hell.
In the clip, Law is joined by Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, David Threlfall, Sergey Puskepalis, Michael Smiley and Grigory Dobrygin. The crux of the tension hinges on the greediness of men who it appears, turn to savages to increase their chances of a bagging a bigger portion of the loot.
Black Sea is set to splash into theatres on January 23rd, 2015.
“Black Sea” centres on a rogue submarine captain (Jude Law) who, after being laid off from a salvage company, pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumoured to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.
Source: Focus Features