Vantage points to legal thriller

'Open Water' duo ready new film

Writer-director Chris Kentis and producer Laura Lau are reteaming on an untitled thriller for Paramount Vantage — their first film since indie hit “Open Water.”

Kentis wrote and will direct the Vantage project, which is eying an early 2008 start.

Story revolves around a young woman who is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit and plunged into a state of confusion and psychological terror as she defends herself.

“Chris and Laura have the ability to tap into viewers’ fears and anxieties and create scenarios that are truly terrifying in their realism,” rep John Lesher said.

Several month ago, Kentis inked a deal to helm “Indianapolis” for Warner Bros. Project is based on the WWII sinking of the USS Indianapolis, which left a crew of 900 floating in shark-infested waters for five days. Lau is one of the producers on the project.

Vantage’s upcoming release slate includes “Into the Wild” and “Margot at the Wedding.”

More Film

  • A Quiet Place

    China Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ Opens Third Behind ‘Infinity War'

    Writer-director Chris Kentis and producer Laura Lau are reteaming on an untitled thriller for Paramount Vantage — their first film since indie hit “Open Water.” Kentis wrote and will direct the Vantage project, which is eying an early 2008 start. Story revolves around a young woman who is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit […]

  • Patricia Morison Dead: 'Kiss Me Kate'

    Patricia Morison, Stage Star of 'Kiss Me, Kate', Dies at 103

    Writer-director Chris Kentis and producer Laura Lau are reteaming on an untitled thriller for Paramount Vantage — their first film since indie hit “Open Water.” Kentis wrote and will direct the Vantage project, which is eying an early 2008 start. Story revolves around a young woman who is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit […]

  • Does Cannes Have a Future? Yes,

    Does Cannes Have a Future? Yes, But the Festival Needs to Change

    Writer-director Chris Kentis and producer Laura Lau are reteaming on an untitled thriller for Paramount Vantage — their first film since indie hit “Open Water.” Kentis wrote and will direct the Vantage project, which is eying an early 2008 start. Story revolves around a young woman who is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit […]

  • DEADPOOL 2

    'Deadpool 2' Leads International Box Office With Powerful $176 Million Debut

    Writer-director Chris Kentis and producer Laura Lau are reteaming on an untitled thriller for Paramount Vantage — their first film since indie hit “Open Water.” Kentis wrote and will direct the Vantage project, which is eying an early 2008 start. Story revolves around a young woman who is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit […]

  • BlacKkKlansman

    Variety Critics Name the 12 Best Movies From Cannes 2018

    Writer-director Chris Kentis and producer Laura Lau are reteaming on an untitled thriller for Paramount Vantage — their first film since indie hit “Open Water.” Kentis wrote and will direct the Vantage project, which is eying an early 2008 start. Story revolves around a young woman who is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit […]

  • DEADPOOL 2

    Box Office: 'Deadpool 2' Propels to $125 Million Opening

    Writer-director Chris Kentis and producer Laura Lau are reteaming on an untitled thriller for Paramount Vantage — their first film since indie hit “Open Water.” Kentis wrote and will direct the Vantage project, which is eying an early 2008 start. Story revolves around a young woman who is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit […]

  • U.S.-China Film Talks Now Part of

    U.S.-China Film Talks Now Hostage to Trade War (Report)

    Writer-director Chris Kentis and producer Laura Lau are reteaming on an untitled thriller for Paramount Vantage — their first film since indie hit “Open Water.” Kentis wrote and will direct the Vantage project, which is eying an early 2008 start. Story revolves around a young woman who is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content