To say J.J. Abrams is on fire would be an understatement as the man has two hit shows on ABC (“Alias” and “Lost”) as well as recently being named the director for Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 3.
Now his stock is rising once again as he is now attached to direct The Good Sailor for Universal Pictures.
The film revolves around the sinking of the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis, which on July 30, 1945 was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea. Hundreds went down with the ship, but about 900 sailors were left in shark-infested waters. The ship was never missed, and by the time the survivors were spotted by accident five days later, only 316 remained. The ship’s captain, Charles McVay III, was later court-martialed for the incident, the only World War II Navy captain to be court-martialed for losing his ship.