In November it was reported by Variety that development was underway on an action-thriller called Ocean Warrior. The film is based on the exploits of Capt. Paul Watson, Greenpeace activist and founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Keith Ross Leckie and Julie Allan wrote the screenplay for Ocean Warrior. It has just been announced that Ewan McGregor has been cast in the lead role.
Here is a statement from Capt. Watson from Ecorazzi
The making of this movie has been a project in Hollywood since 1981 when Tony Bill first bought the rights from me for Warner Brothers. The option rights have been purchased every year but now finally it looks promising, with a written script and serious pre-production work. Over the years a number of actors have requested to play my part including Sean Penn, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aiden Quinn, Rutger Hauer, Clive Owens etc. As of now it looks like Ewan McGregor. I think he will do a good job, although I would love to see long time Sea Shepherd supporter Christian Bale take the part. As for a leading lady my favourite actress has always been Sophie Marceau, but the choice is not mine unfortunately.
McGregor will definitely do a good job in the part. Bale would submerse himself, pardon the pun, in the role as he always does.
What are your thoughts?