‘Atlantis Rising’ Finds Director
DreamWorks has signed Len Wiseman (Underworld) to direct Atlantis Rising, an adaptation of the Platinum Studios titles. The studio, according to Variety, acquired the property in April at the urging of producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
Scott O. Brown and Tim Irwin crafted the five-issue miniseries which concluded in the spring. The story tells of an underground civilization that begins to cause concern among the surface world’s governments. A war between surface and sea is inevitable, it seems.
“The comic brings a fresh, techno-thriller approach to a story that holds all the tenets of a classic us-vs.-them alien invasion movie,” Kurtzman told The Hollywood Reporter. Orci added, “No sea horses or tridents here.”
DreamWorks is also working with Kurtzman and Orci on another Platinum property, Cowboys & Aliens, with Robert Downey, Jr. attached to star.
Wiseman is also working with the studio on Motorcade, which is expected to shoot first.