UNDERGROUND Director Robert Connolly Boards THE SHIPKILLER

Contributing Writer; Melbourne, Australia
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UNDERGROUND Director Robert Connolly Boards THE SHIPKILLER
Australian director-producer Robert Connolly is on a roll. He's just premiered Underground in Toronto, his controversial telling of Julian Assange's teenage years as a hacker on the run from the law, and the anthology project he's producing, The Turning, is currently underway in Australia. 

Plus, Zak Hilditch's apocalyptic thriller These Final Hours, which Connolly is executive producing, is about to start shooting in Perth. 

Now comes news that Connolly will helm his first US project, The Shipkiller, an adaption of Justin Scott's epic 1978 novel. Billed as one of the best maritime thrillers ever written, The Shipkiller tells an epic revenge story: 

When the world's largest supertanker collides with Peter Hardin's small yacht and kills his wife, he vows to avenge her death by destroying the colossal Leviathan.

Connolly's producing partners are as epic as the story. Gale Anne Hurd, who produced Terminator, The Abyss, Aliens, Terminator 2, and is currently the exec producer on The Walking Dead, is lead producing. Joining her as EPs are Henry Morrison (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum) and Connolly's long-time collaborator Andrew Myer (Balibo, Look Both Ways). 
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WilliamSeptember 12, 2012 9:08 PM

This was actually a film project in the 1970s as well for Sidney Furie that never got made.