Moon writer/director Duncan Jones will direct Escape From The Deep from a script written by British author, journalist and screenwriter Alex Kershaw based on the non-fiction novel of the same name, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Escape From The Deep is the story of a legendary World War II U.S. navy submarine that sank after a torpedo malfunction leaving the crew stranded on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Faced with drowning, nine men made it out alive after swimming the 180 feet to the surface without getting the bends.
Jones described Kershaw’s book as a “powerful story that will come alive on the big screen.” He said he hopes to create a “tense action movie” from the story.
You can read more about Alex Kershaw’s novel on the official site.