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Deepwater - Movie on BP Oil Disaster Planned

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A US film company is to make a movie about last year's oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, based on a New York Times article about events leading up to the explosion.

Summit Entertainment and Participant Media, along with Imagenation Abu Dhabi, have bought the feature film rights to the article entitled "Deepwater Horizon's Final Hour" published on December 25, 2010.

The film version "will depict the courage of those who worked on the oil rig and the final minutes leading up to the disaster that ultimately led to great devastation that will forever be remembered," the producers said.

The screenplay will be written by Matthew Sand, and Summit is negotiating with Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, who made "Red" and the "Transformers" series, to produce the film.

The New York Times article was written by journalists David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul.

Summit's production chief Erik Feig, said: "This film will portray the great heroism that took place last year on the Deepwater Horizon rig and how colleagues so courageously came to each other's aide."

Full Story: Greenwala

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