According to The Hollywood Reporter, after a long search, Warner Bros. Pictures finally has its crew for Wolfgang Petersen's big-budget remake of The Poseidon Adventure. Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Emmy Rossum and Mike Vogel have boarded the picture, while Andre Braugher is in negotiations to join the cast.
Like the 1972 original, the story follows the survivors of the S.S. Poseidon, a cruise ship which is capsized by a tidal wave. The survivors, trapped inside, are forced to work their way to the surface of the upside down ship through the hull.
Production begins June 18.
Russell will play an ex-fireman and politico who is traveling with his daughter (Rossum) and her boyfriend (Mark Vogel).
Dreyfuss will play a gay man who has just been dumped.
Mark Protosevich and Akiva Goldsman penned the screenplay based on Paul Gallico's original novel and the first "Poseidon" pic.
Peterson is producing with reality TV guru Mike Fleiss ("The Bachelor") and Duncan Henderson ("Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone").
WB has skedded the remake for May 5.