September 23, 2008
‘Moby Dick’ Flick in the Works
Hollywood's Universal Pictures reportedly has hired "Wanted" director Timur Bekmambetov to head its new big-screen adaptation of "Moby Dick."
Variety.com said Adam Cooper and Bill Collage are writing a script for the film based on Herman Melville's classic whale novel."Our vision isn't your grandfather's 'Moby Dick,'" Cooper told the entertainment industry trade newspaper. "This is an opportunity to take a timeless classic and capitalize on the advances in visual effects to tell what at its core is an action-adventure revenge story."
"We wanted to take a graphic novel sensibility to a classic narrative," Collage added.
Cooper and Collage previously worked together on the movies "Accepted,""The People's House" and "Nightcrawlers."