Film will shoot this winter…

Multiple outlets are reporting that writer-director J.C. Chandor (‘All Is Lost,’ ‘Margin Call’) has closed a deal to take the helm of ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ Summit Entertainment and Participant Media’s drama about the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oilrig disaster.

Based on The New York Times article titled ‘Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour’ by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul, the drama focuses on “the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the final minutes up to the disaster, and the attempt of more than 100 others to stay alive.”

Producers on the project include Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’) and Mark Vahradian are producing. Matthew Sand penned the first draft of the script, with the most recent draft coming from Matthew Michael Carnahan.