Robert and Susan Downey and Warner Bros. are going to bring us a film about Hunter Scott.
Who is Hunter Scott? He has one of the coolest stories that I have heard in a while. THR gives us the skinny on this situation:
In 1996, Scott was an 11-year old looking for a subject for a national History Day competition when he watched Jaws and was inspired by the scene of Robert Shaw as shark hunter Quint recalling the Indianapolis ordeal. That got Scott researching the topic, finding out how the warship was sunk by torpedoes and how for five days its stranded crew was slowly eaten by the finned meat-eaters.
Scott heard from survivors how the captain, Charles McVay, was unjustly court-martialed, and set out to correct the miscarriage of justice, eventually testifying before Congress. He was eventually instrumental in getting legislation passed in October 2000 to exonerate McVay, who committed suicide in 1968, and in July 2001, the U.S. Navy amended his record.
No one has been slated to direct this film. However, the writer of The Pacific, Robert Schenkkan, is taking on the task of writing this film.
I am excited to see this movie. I am a huge history buff and the story of Hunter sounds amazing. Let us know what you think.