Scribe David Ayer (“Training Day,” “U-571,” “Street Kings”) is set to adapt the Wired magazine article “Deep Sea Cowboys” into a thriller for DreamWorks reports the trades.
The story chronicles a salvage crew that tries to save a capsized Japanese cargo ship transporting cars into the US.
The real-time action scenario will explore how a tightknit crew races to beat the clock and potential drowning to save the ship’s dangerous cargo and claim its reward.
If produced, the film would be released through Disney’s Touchstone Pictures label. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing.