Untitled Stacy Peralta Surfing film: According to The Hollywood Reporter, documentarian Stacy Peralta, whose surfing film Riding Giants opened this year's Sundance Film Festival, has struck a deal with Columbia Pictures to make his narrative feature debut on an untitled surfing film. Peralta will direct the project from a script he will co-write with Sam George, his writing partner on Riding Giants.

It's described as an original film and not a remake of "Giants," though one of the subjects from the film will make waves in Peralta's new project, he said. "Giants," due to roll out next month from Sony Pictures Classics, explores the lives and passions of big-wave surfers from around the world with a heavy focus on surfers Greg Noll, Jeff Clark and Laird Hamilton and three epochs of big-wave surfing.

Peralta said his untitled feature will focus on the life and surroundings of Noll, whom he called "the Babe Ruth of surfing."

Brian B.