Tom Cruise has been offered the lead role in "South China Sea," an action thriller described as "Fast & Furious set on water" for Millennium Films.
The Swedish directing duo of Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein ("Underworld: Awakening," "The Bridge (Bron)") will direct the project which has been put on the fast track towards production.
The present day set tale follows a legendary American pirate who was imprisoned in Hong Kong. A female police lieutenant offers him his freedom in exchange for helping her take down a formidable pirate gang plaguing shipping lanes across the South China Sea. If he does the assignment, he might also have a chance to save his estranged son who is at the center of all this.
Kerry Williamson and Michael Stokes penned the script, while Andrew Gunn is producing.