Acclaimed “The Hunt” and “Far from the Madding Crowd” director Thomas Vinterberg has come onboard to direct EuropaCorp’s “Kursk,” a film about the K-141 Kursk submarine disaster in which 118 Russians perished in the year 2000.
The Kursk was sunk during a Russian naval exercise in the Barents Sea following explosions within the submarine. The Russian government refused help from foreign governments for almost a week. The Russian Navy initially blamed a collision but ultimately admitted it was due to a torpedo explosion.
Danish director Martin Zandvliet was previously attached to helm the film from a script by “Saving Private Ryan” scribe Robert Rodat who adapted Robert Moore’s book “A Time to Die”. Zandvliet is no longer involved.