Director Robert Schwentke’s next movie, R.I.P.D., doesn’t hit cinemas for a couple of months, but he’s already got a new project, as he has signed up to direct The Finest Hours for Disney, according to THR.
The studio picked up the rights to Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias’ non-fiction book of the same name in August 2011, but it’s only now that it’s moving forward. It’s set in 1952, when a vicious Noreaster storm devastated the New England coastline, with two massive oil tankers caught in the middle. When both ships were sliced in half, the Coast Guard mounted a heroic rescue attempt to save the crew members at sea.
The Fighter screenwriters Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson wrote the adaptation, with James Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero producing. It isn’t known when it might start shooting.