According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves have signed on to star in Il Mare for Warner Bros. Pictures. The project will mark the first reteaming of the actors since their 1994 action thriller Speed.
A remake of the Korean feature Siworae, which also has been known by the title Il Mare, the romantic drama follows a lonely doctor (Bullock) who begins exchanging love letters with a frustrated architect (Reeves), but they then discover they are separated in time by two years.
Based on a screenplay by David Auburn (Proof), Il Mare will be directed by Argentinean helmer Alejandro Agresti (Valentin) and produced by Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment.
Il Mare is set to begin production in March in Chicago and will be released worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. Reeves has appeared in Warners' The Matrix trilogy and will be seen in the upcoming Warners release Constantine. Bullock, another Warners mainstay, stars in the upcoming Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous.