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Martin Campbell replaces James Cameron on The Dive

03.22.2012
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The Dive book coverThis isn't a situation of outright replacement  so much as a situation where James Cameron was set to direct what has been described as "a passion project" (I feel like Cameron doesn't have any other kind), but has since moved away from such direct involvement  and hired someone to bring the story to life anyway.  And what is that story? THE DIVE deals with the true tale of "two pre-eminent free-divers [Francisco “Pipin” Ferreras and his wife Audrey Mestre] who, with but a breath of air in their lungs, plunged to unimaginable depths before swimming back to the surface. Mestre died during an attempt to better her world record to 557.7 feet."

I'm not quite sure how screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski ("Babylon 5") will stretch things out to fill a full movie, but the research I've done reveals that there is a fair amount of possible back story to the relationship of Ferreras and Mestre specifically with allegations of abuse and violent jealousy tainting their love.

Cameron filmed Ferreras via submersible when he did a tribute dive to his late wife by plunging to the depth that ended up killing her.  No release date (or shoot start date) has yet been set.

Martin Campbell directing

Extra Tidbit: James Cameron really likes water. It's almost like water is his passion project.
Source: Deadline

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1:29PM on 03/22/2012

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1:20PM on 03/22/2012

saw a documentary

about two rival divers like this, each using a different method and it was actually SUPER interesting, so I can easily see them making a full feature out of something like this, and can definitely see them getting some great emotions out of it, the potential is certainly there.
about two rival divers like this, each using a different method and it was actually SUPER interesting, so I can easily see them making a full feature out of something like this, and can definitely see them getting some great emotions out of it, the potential is certainly there.
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11:36AM on 03/22/2012
That's the plot of a feature-length film?
That's the plot of a feature-length film?
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11:02AM on 03/22/2012

Should've gotten John Stockwell instead...

Campbell is decent (although hit and miss) but Stockwell's underwater stuff is amazing and by far the best parts of his average films.
Campbell is decent (although hit and miss) but Stockwell's underwater stuff is amazing and by far the best parts of his average films.
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10:15AM on 03/22/2012
Yeah, Luc Besson already made that....
Yeah, Luc Besson already made that....
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