Despite what you may say about his last couple of films, Martin Campbell may be as hot an action director as there currently is in Hollywood. And now, he’s set to take over for one of the film world’s most established names.
Deadline is reporting that James Cameron has handed Martin Campbell the reigns of his passion project THE DIVE, but will stay on to produce with partners Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini. The film is an interesting step out of his action comfort zone, as it follows the relationship between two divers, Francisco Ferraras and Audrey Mestre, with the latter passing away after the pair attempted a record-breaking dive.
Personally, while I wasn’t huge on a film like GREEN LANTERN or EDGE OF DARKNESS, I do have a lot of intrigue in anything Campbell does, let alone something as out of the blue as this project. I think the premise is intriguing enough, and Campbell’s eye for visuals should fit nicely here.
What do you think?