Last year Sony Pictures won a heated bidding battle over In the Deep, a spec script written by Tony Jaswinski (Vanishing on 7th Street). The script was called a cross between 127 Hours, Jaws, and Gravity. The story centers on a young woman who’s grief-surfing over the loss of her mother when she gets stranded 20 yards off shore with a massive great white shark circling beneath.
Today Deadline reports that big budget filmmaker Louis Leterrier is in talks to direct. Leterrier’s resume may be short, but he’s got some hefty flicks on there like The Transporter, The Incredible Hulk, and the painfully stupid Now You See Me. His works aren’t really known for their emotionally powerful roles, which, according to Deadline, the central character of In the Deep will require.