Liam O’Donnell’s newest thriller is on deck for international sales at Altitude with survival pic, The Wreck. Principal photography will commence in Malta in September with O’Donnell directing from a script by Nick Saltrese (A Prayer Before Dawn) and with shark attack film veteran Mark Silk (47 Meters Down, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged) serving as DoP, according to Variety’s Naman Ramachandran.
The Wreck “will follow a group of old college friends who reunite on a Caribbean scuba diving trip exploring the wreckage of a WWII battleship and find themselves trapped inside the underwater labyrinth of rusted metal surrounded by great white sharks.”
Andrew Prendergast and Chris Reed (Jetski) are producing with Will Clarke, Andy Mayson and Mike Runagall exec producing for Altitude.
O’Donnell said: “Who doesn’t want to explore a beautiful underwater shipwreck with smart, funny and gorgeous people as great white sharks try to tear them all to shreds? Nick’s script is a real white knuckled ride and Mark is one of the best underwater cinematographers in the world. I can’t wait to dive in.”Variety
O’Donnell is best known for serving behind the scenes on the Skyline trilogy, co-writing the 2010 inaugural sci-fi thriller and upgrading to direct Beyond Skyline (2017) and Skylines (2021). He is repped by Zero Gravity Management and Miloknay Weiner.