According to Variety, Ridley Scott has boarded Shadow Divers, a Fox 2000 adaptation of the Robert Kurson bestseller. Scott will direct the film and produce under his Scott Free banner.

Fox 2000 prexy Elizabeth Gabler and exec Rodney Ferrell bought the book last year and brought in William Broyles to adapt it.

The story follows two wreck divers who in 1991 discovered the hull of a German U-boat in waters off New Jersey. The divers spent seven years searching for the truth behind the ship and men who died inside it.