MacDonald Swims In The “Black Sea”

“The Last King of Scotland” and “State of Play” director Kevin Macdonald is teaming with “Matilda The Musical” writer Dennis Kelly for the thriller “Black Sea” reports Screen Daily.

Macdonald says “I would describe it as The Treasure of The Sierra Madre in a submarine… hopefully, it will be one of those hard, intelligent B-movies they used to make – dark, little vicious B-movies.”

Macdonald, who is at Berlinale this week for the premiere of his new documentary “Marley”, is shortly headed to Eastern Europe to research an untitled TV drama series about Slavic jewel thieves.

His next project will likely be an adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s novel “How I Live Now” with Saoirse Ronan starring.