First Look: Jude Law in Sub Thriller 'Black Sea' from Kevin Macdonald
There's always room for more submarine movies. The next one in production now is titled Black Sea, a thriller about a down-on-his-luck sub captain who takes a job on a ship that's supposedly filled with gold. The project is filming now and Entertainment Weekly has unveiled three photos of Jude Law, who stars as Capt. Robinson. Director Kevin Macdonald calls out a few other iconic sub films: Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) and Das Boot (1981). "They're incredibly tense, exciting films because of the claustrophobia and the sense that you're somewhere you shouldn't be. Like in space, if something goes wrong, you're dead," he says.
Here are three first look photos from Kevin Macdonald's Black Sea with Jude Law, originally from EW.com. They are filming on a real Russian submarine from the 1960s, with 80% of it taking place inside of the sub.
In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a sub that's rumored to be loaded with gold. "He's been kicked out of the British Navy. He loses his job at marine salvage, too. But then, Robinson discovers a Russian U-boat that he believes to contain Russian gold sent to Hitler as a bribe — and he has his mission." Black Sea is being directed by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play, The Eagle, How I Live Now) from a screenplay by Dennis Kelly ("Pulling", "Utopia"). Filming is still underway and no release date is set yet, but we'll see Black Sea sometime in 2014. They already had one issue - they're few weeks behind after water in their tank turned yellow due to a chemical reaction and they had to drain and refill the entire thing.