Martin Campbell to helm THE DIVE

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?

Source Deadline

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Born in the tiny Michigan city known as Holland, and raised in the even smaller city known as Saugatuck, I have been a film geek for the majority of my life, and have known film was my passion ever since the final frame of THE LION KING. I’m a romantic with a thing for 60’s pop music (preferably French), John Keats poems, and an even bigger thing for film noir. Currently a Journalism Major at Grand Valley State University, I am using my love of film, and my deathly, ninja-like, skill behind the keyboard to slowly take over the world. When I’m not writing about or watching film, I’m listening to music, particularly from the likes of TV on the Radio, Best Coast, and Semi Precious Weapons. I play the ukulele, and I also have a deep and intense love for Gustavo Santaolalla and Ennio Morricone, but then again, who doesn’t. I was drum major for my high school marching band for two years, I’m one of the four people who actually watched Dollhouse, and my favorite film of all time is Godard’s BREATHLESS. I’m a wannabe screenwriter, a wild thing, a nerd, a geek, and most importantly, I’m a lover of film. Oh, and I want to be Captain Planet when I grow up.

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