Shadow Divers: According to Variety, screenwriter William Broyles Jr. (Apollo 13) is in negotiations with Fox 2000 Pictures to adapt Robert Kurson book "Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Discovered Hitler's Lost Sub" into a feature film.

In June, Fox 2000 plunked down $500,000 against $1.5 million to acquire the Esquire scribe's historical deep sea adventure book.

Published by Random House, "Shadow" follows the exploits of two wreck divers who in 1991 discovered a sunken German U boat resting deep but alarmingly close to the New Jersey shoreline. The two men, John Chatterton and Rich Kohler, dove to depths approaching 230 feet -- the limits of human endurance -- to solve the mystery of how it wound up there. Both suffered great losses in the course of solving the mystery: One saw his marriage ruined, while both lost several friends who died exploring the wreck.

Brian B.