Warner Bros. is working with Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey to bring the story of the U.S.S Indianapolis to the bigscreen.

The story will be based around the exoneration of the ship's captain, Charles McVay, who was unjustly court-martialed. The U.S.S Indianapolis was sunk by the Japanese in 1945, and the crew was abandoned for days to fight against starvation, hypothermia and some of the worst shark attacks in world history. Of the 900 men that survived the initial attack, only about 300 survived the following shark attacks.

The story is a narrative that will be unfolding through the eyes of 11-year old Hunter Scott.

The Pacific's Robert Schenkkan is assigned to draft the currently-untitled project which will tell the dual narrative's of Hunter Scott and Charles McVay.