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Zwick goes to Sea

03.03.2009

Director Ed Zwick has dealt with the Civil War, WWII, ninjas and sanguine jewelry. Time for... a killer whale!

Zwick (BLOOD DIAMOND, DEFIANCE) will take to the crow's nest for IN THE HEART OF THE SEA, which he adapted from Nathaniel Philbrick's bestselling book. Set in the year 1820, the story is sort of a cross between "Moby Dick" and ALIVE.

The waterlogged tale is the grisly-yet-captivating account of the whaleship Essex, a vessel that found itself attacked by a massive, belligerent sperm whale. Lost and drifting in lifeboats, the survivors eventually turned to cannibalism in order to persevere. At least they had plenty of salt.

A film based on the book has been in the works since 2000, and the story, rumored to be the basis of Melville's classic book "Moby Dick".

Extra Tidbit: WANTED director Timur Bekmambetov is also currently working on a "re-imagining" of the original "Moby Dick", which I guess will feature slo-mo scenes in "harpoon time."
Source: Variety

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5:56PM on 03/03/2009
I guess I'm the only one who thinks Zwick is a melodramatic hack and i can't be interested in anything he does.
I guess I'm the only one who thinks Zwick is a melodramatic hack and i can't be interested in anything he does.
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4:20PM on 03/03/2009

Legends of the Fall

Let's not forget that Zwick directed Legends, which means there's a good chance Pitt might get some Dick.
Let's not forget that Zwick directed Legends, which means there's a good chance Pitt might get some Dick.
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10:16AM on 03/03/2009
I read this book my freshman year in college like 9 years ago, but if my memory serves me correctly, the cannabalism aspect of the story is about one sentence.
I read this book my freshman year in college like 9 years ago, but if my memory serves me correctly, the cannabalism aspect of the story is about one sentence.
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6:40AM on 03/03/2009
Regarding the (true) story: YYYYYYIKES.

Zwick would make it into one f*ck of a fantastic movie though.
Regarding the (true) story: YYYYYYIKES.

Zwick would make it into one f*ck of a fantastic movie though.
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1:37AM on 03/03/2009
Zwick is one of my favourite directors.

Never heard of the novel and guess he's trying something a little different than the epics he's usually up to like Glory, The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond, and Defiance but this one officially on my radar now.
Zwick is one of my favourite directors.

Never heard of the novel and guess he's trying something a little different than the epics he's usually up to like Glory, The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond, and Defiance but this one officially on my radar now.
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