Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox 2000 has jumped deep for Robert Kurson's "Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II", acquiring the nonfiction book in a deal that could go north of $1 million.

Sources said Fox 2000 beat out bidders including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and Universal Pictures to acquire the book for $500,000 against $1.5 million.

Kurson's work, which is described as a blend of history and deep sea adventure, centers on the story of two divers who became historical detectives when they discovered a German WWII U-boat off the New Jersey coast.

Brian B.