First announced over a year ago, the pieces are coming together on the submarine thriller "Black Sea" -- something Macdonald described as "one of those hard, intelligent B-movies they used to make -- dark, little vicious B-movies” -- and Focus Features have snapped up the worldwide rights, with Jude Law slated to star. So what's it all about? Well, it sounds perfectly pulpy. Law would play an unemployed submarine captain hired by some shady folks to lead an expedition to find a sunken sub supposedly loaded with gold. So he puts together a ragtag crew to take on the gig, and get back at his ex-employers as well. Sounds like a nice tweak on "Treasure Of The Sierra Madre."
Dennis Kelly ("Spooks," "Utopia") is writing the script, Focus will be handling the movie in the market at Cannes, and hopefully it will be rolling soon. [Deadline]