The Poseidon Adventure: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mark Protosevich has been hired to write The Poseidon Adventure, the remake that Wolfgang Petersen's Radiant Pictures and reality TV impresario Mike Fleiss are producing for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The original movie, released in 1972 by 20th Century Fox, told the story of a ragtag group of survivors trapped on a passenger ship after it is capsized by a monster wave.
Produced by Irwin Allen, it was part of a cycle of big-budget disaster movies that proved popular in the 1970s. It was followed by the 1979 sequel "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure," which was released by Warner Bros.
The new movie, which is being eyed as a big-budget tentpole, would be set in the present day and follow a new set of characters as they brave fires, explosions and flooding corridors in their attempt to survive after a tidal wave flips the S.S. Poseidon.
Protosevich is no stranger to writing on large canvases. He is the screenwriter of A Princess of Mars, which Paramount Pictures has developed for Robert Rodriguez to direct, and he wrote New Line Cinema's The Cell. He also scripted Warners' I Am Legend and Paramount's Stranger in a Strange Land.