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Joby Harold In Negotiations to Write Atlantis Rising December 11, 2008 7:09 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Atlantis Rising, Casting, Movies, News.
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atlantisrisingcomic-121108Writer/Director Joby Harold is in negotiations to write the adaptation of the comic book Atlantis Rising for DreamWorks.   Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing for DreamWorks alongside Platinum Studios Chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, who created the original Atlantis Rising five-part series.

“As a writer, Joby has an amazingly strong understanding of how to take genre seriously, which is prerequisite No. 1 for us when it comes to these kinds of movies,” said Kurtzman.

“In all the classic versions of this kind of movie, the threat is always from the stars,” Orci said. “The idea that it’s somehow our cousins who went off in a different path of evolution who have been here, literally, underneath our oceans. … That’s fascinating, the idea of secrets right under your nose.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Len Wiseman to Direct Atlantis Rising December 5, 2008 8:01 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Atlantis Rising, Casting, Movies, News.
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lenwiseman-120508Underworld and Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman has been tapped by DreamWorks to helm a big screen adaptation of the apocalyptic sci-fi comicbook Atlantis Rising.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci brought the project to DreamWorks back when the company was within the Paramount fold by and will produce, according to Variety.

Atlantis Rising is a five-part miniseries created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.  The story kicks off when seismic disturbances at sea force world militaries to investigate the deepest part of the ocean, where an underground civilization emerges to engage in war with planet Earth.