Summit Entertainment, Participant Media and Imagenation Abu Dhabi are teaming for a film about the the oil-rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico reports the trades.
The group have optioned Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour, a New York Times article penned by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul last Christmas.
The article itself explores the events that lead to the explosion that killed 11 workers, and the subsequent oil spill. It’s also said to showcase the courage of those who worked on the rig (I wonder what the PR department at B.P. thinks of this).
Matthew Sand will write the script while Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce.