Philip Seymour Hoffman and Viggo Mortensen are in talks to join the cast of “Vanikoro” reports Bloody Disgusting.
The story follows the ill-fated scientific exploration of the Pacific by French explorer Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse in 1788. His two ships, the Astrolabe and the Boussole, vanished whilst navigating the Solomon Islands.
It was later found out that both ships had crashed on Vanikoro island just north of Vanuatu, and most had been headhunted by the native cannibals. Some survivors had built a raft and sailed off, never to be heard from again, whilst two stayed on the island and lived there for another thirty years.
“Hitman” director Xavier Gens has penned the script and will direct.