Martin Campbell is about to submerge himself for 20th Century Fox. Deadline reports that Campbell will direct The Dive, based on a script by J. Michael Straczynski (Changeling). The film tells "the true, tragic love story of freediver Francisco 'Pipin' Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre."
James Cameron was initially set to use the project as a directing vehicle for his Lightstorm team. The film will focus on "two pre-eminent free-divers who, with but a breath of air in their lungs, plunged to unimaginable depths before swimming back to the surface. Mestre died during an attempt to better her world record to 557.7 feet."
Camereon filmed Ferraras from a submersible sub, as he did a tribute dive in memory of his late wife, plunging to the depth that cost her life. This sounds like a perfect project for Cameron to direct, but with him working on Avatar 2 and 3, it is good for someone else to take over. Campbell is a solid director, despite his recent work on Green Lantern.
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