Kentis, Lau to bring shark tale to theaters
Warner Bros. has hooked “Open Water” director Chris Kentis and producer Laura Lau to bring an even more harrowing shark tale to the screen. They will write and Kentis direct “Indianapolis,” an adaptation of the Douglas Stanton book “In Harm’s Way.” Story concerns WWII’s U.S.S. Indianapolis, sunk by a Japanese sub following a secret mission to deliver materials for the atomic bomb that would be dropped on Hiroshima. The men floated for five days in the Philippine Sea; only 317 of an estimated 900 who abandoned ship were pulled from the shark-infested waters.