Anthony Peckham to pen DEEP SEA COWBOYS

Ronnita Miller

by: Ronnita Miller
November 23rd, 2009

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South African screenwriter Anthony Peckham had been enlisted to write the script for the DreamWorks Studios action project, DEEP SEA COWBOYS.   TRAINING DAY writer David Ayer had originally been tasked to adapt the tale.

The film is an adaptation of an article from Wired magazine about a crew of salvage workers trying to save a capsized cargo ship. The film will explore how the crew races to save the ship’s dangerous cargo and claim its reward. Last week, we told you of Hollywood tapping public radio for film ideas, and now they are tapping print journalism – nerds everywhere rejoice!

Head on over to Wired to check out the full article, “High Tech Cowboys of the Deep Seas: The Race to Save the Cougar Ace,“ that inspired the screenplay. I haven’t read it yet, but I looked at the photos of the rescue effort and crew members, and I can say that those crew members look like they have more than one story to tell.

Peckham wrote INVICTUS, which will be released later this year. The film is directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. The film focuses on South Africa after apartheid and president Nelson Mandela’s (Freeman) campaign to host the 1995 Rugby World Cup seeing it as an opportunity to unite his country.

Peckham also co-wrote SHERLOCK HOLMES. The film stars Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams, and will be released on Christmas Day.

Source The Hollywood Reporter

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