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Deepwater Horizon (2016, D: Peter Berg) S: Mark Wahlberg

Peter Berg is in final negotiations to replace J.C. Chandor as the director of “Deepwater Horizon,” which will star Mark Wahlberg, TheWrap has learned.

While there are no deals in place, Berg’s “Battleship” star Liam Neeson and Oscar frontrunner Michael Keaton are being sought to co-star in the picture, which Chandor left due to creative differences.

Lionsgate and Participant Media are teaming with Lorenzo di Bonaventura on the project, which is scheduled for for release on Sept. 30, 2016.

“Deepwater Horizon” chronicles the 2010 BP oil spill. Wahlberg will play Mike Williams, the supervisor on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

Berg will reteam with Matthew Michael Carnahan on the project, having previously worked together on “The Kingdom.” Berg also has a strong relationship with Wahlberg coming off of “Lone Survivor.”

Berg is represented by WME, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
http://www.thewrap.com/peter-berg-re...water-horizon/
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You lost me at Peter Berg. After Lone Survivor I have zero hope for this.
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Re: Deepwater Horizon (2016, D: Peter Berg) S: Mark Wahlberg

I enjoyed Lone Survivor a lot but Berg really is a mediocre filmmaker. His name doesn't guarantee a movie will be bad but it certainly doesn't help.
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How can this possibly make an interesting movie?
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Re: Deepwater Horizon (2016, D: Peter Berg) S: Mark Wahlberg

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
How can this possibly make an interesting movie?
It involves a large explosion?

Something similar has been done well before, but not as a Hollywood film:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104060/

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Re: Deepwater Horizon (2016, D: Peter Berg) S: Mark Wahlberg

Originally Posted by dugan View Post
It involves a large explosion?

Something similar has been done well before, but not as a Hollywood film:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104060/
Actually, it was done as a Hollywood film ...

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I don't know about calling them "heroes". But I don't know enough about the story to judge.
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I don't know about calling them "heroes". But I don't know enough about the story to judge.
Deepwater Horizon
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Re: Deepwater Horizon (2016, D: Peter Berg) S: Mark Wahlberg

In the real world, there was an explosion or a fire every week or so on oil platforms in US waters in the Gulf. But nobody cared. It was business as usual.

After the explosion was the technical job of gluing the hole closed, and the legal job of everybody filing lawsuits.

I don't see the dramatic potential. It sounds like a PBS television documentary.
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Re: Deepwater Horizon (2016, D: Peter Berg) S: Mark Wahlberg

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In the real world, there was an explosion or a fire every week or so on oil platforms in US waters in the Gulf. But nobody cared. It was business as usual.

After the explosion was the technical job of gluing the hole closed, and the legal job of everybody filing lawsuits.

I don't see the dramatic potential. It sounds like a PBS television documentary.
This particular explosion had different circumstances, which raises the dramatic potential.

I'm not convinced, but I give Peter Berg a lifetime pass for making the best sports movie ever made.
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Can't believe (figuratively speaking) that they actually made a movie about it. Hollywood is the new Lifetime of world events.
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This particular explosion had different circumstances, which raises the dramatic potential.

I'm not convinced, but I give Peter Berg a lifetime pass for making the best sports movie ever made.
He directed "Hoosiers"?
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Great supporting cast, trailer was OK but looking forward to it.
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Re: Deepwater Horizon (2016, D: Peter Berg) S: Mark Wahlberg

This comes out this week.

Currently 85% on RT: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/deepwater_horizon/
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This movie strikes me as one of those religious type films completely financed by Kurt Cameron... that just happens to be starring Mark Wahlberg.
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Re: Deepwater Horizon (2016, D: Peter Berg) S: Mark Wahlberg

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This movie strikes me as one of those religious type films completely financed by Kurt Cameron... that just happens to be starring Mark Wahlberg.
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Yeah that comment doesn't make any sense to me either.
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I hope they cover the heroic use of Corexit.

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I don't get it either. Hopefully we'll find out the connection.
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I get it. He's saying that the tone and style appears to be like one of those church-funded movies. You can't deny those flicks have an identifiable style.

Do you guys have those where you're at? God's Not Dead was a popular one that ended up getting a wide release (or close to it). Probably one a month gets released.

I can see it, though I don't really agree.
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Didn't realize Pete Berg also directed the upcoming Patriot's Day. He and Mark Wahlberg really seem to be jumping all over these true stories - including Lone Survivor.
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Do you guys have those where you're at? God's Not Dead was a popular one that ended up getting a wide release (or close to it). Probably one a month gets released.
I'm in the midwest. Of course we get tons of them. I only see them listed because I don't see the trailers.
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This looks dull as hell and aims to tug at the heart strings. I get "A Perfect Storm" sort of vibe. Hated that movie, too.
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Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler View Post
I get it. He's saying that the tone and style appears to be like one of those church-funded movies. You can't deny those flicks have an identifiable style.

Do you guys have those where you're at? God's Not Dead was a popular one that ended up getting a wide release (or close to it). Probably one a month gets released.

I can see it, though I don't really agree.
Yes, this.

When the voice-over mentions things like "raises the human spirit", etc... just feels hokey and forced.

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