Hannibal Classics is developing the World War II-set U.S.S Indianapolis: Men of Courage, picking up the script by Cam Cannon and Richard Rionda Del Castro.
Hannibal chairman Richard Rionda Del Castro made clear that the film would not expose the court martial and subsequent exoneration.
"Our film is an action-oriented homage to the brave crew of the U.S.S. Indianapolis," Del Castro said. "It is a testament to their will to survive in the face of certain death."
The U.S.S. Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese sub on its return home from delivering parts for the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The ship was left for dead, because of the covert circumstances surrounding the ships mission. The crew was left to fend for themselves, fighting off physical hardships and a large swarm of sharks.
Yesterday, we reported that Warner Bros. was moving forward with Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey to bring the story of the U.S.S Indianapolis to the bigscreen. That film will be based around the exoneration of the ship's captain, Charles McVay, who was unjustly court-martialed.
No production date has been set.