It has been five years since his last film “Upstream Color,” but filmmaker Shane Carruth says his next directorial effort is still years away. Carruth wrote, directed, produced, starred in, and composed both ‘Upsteam’ and his 2004 debut film “Primer,” and has been developing his next feature “The Modern Ocean” for at least three years.
Out doing press for Bill Senese’s “The Dead Center” in which he has a role as a doctor, he was asked about what its status was to which he told Indiewire: “Only word is that it’s not gonna happen anytime soon… I really can’t say much [about what I’m doing next]. I’m doing a lot of writing; there are multiple projects, but I don’t have anything interesting to say.”
At last report Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Radcliffe, Jeff Goldblum, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Tom Holland will all star and the film, which stretches from Algerian trading houses to the ocean floor, deals with: “the competition for valuable shipping routes, the search for the hidden cache of priceless material and the powerful need for vengeance will converge in a spectacular battle on the rolling decks of behemoth cargo ships.”
Carruth has also shot down any talk of him doing a superhero film, saying: “It’s not something I’m interested in doing.”