It took indie filmmaker Shane Carruth nine years to go from his breakout 2004 feature “Primer” to doing his acclaimed sophomore release “Upstream Color” in 2013.
A little over a year ago came word that he’d scored a stacked cast for his third effort, one that included Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Radcliffe, Chloe Grace Moretz, Tom Holland, Asa Butterfield, Abraham Attah and Jeff Goldblum.
Since then though? Not a peep about the film, while Carruth has been busy working on co-directing and scoring “The Girlfriend Experience” series. Now current Spider-Man star Tom Holland, out doing promotion for “The Lost City Of Z” this week, tells Collider he’s no longer involved in the film but remains very enthusiastic about it:
“I love Shane’s movies, I think he’s a great director; ‘Primer’ and ‘Upstream Color’ are awesome. [‘The Modern Ocean’] is I think the best script I’ve ever read. It’s the craziest idea for a movie ever; it’s so cool.
I actually keep meaning to get my agents on the phone to talk about it, to try and see if we can kick it up again. But not I’m still attached to it I guess, but I hope we get to make it in the future.”
The naval drama is said to deal with a hidden cache of priceless material, a third for vengeance, and the aggressive and competitive world for modern cargo shipping routes all coming together.