Len Wiseman discovers ‘Atlantis’

DreamWorks, Platinum Studios to produce

Len Wiseman has signed on to direct a bigscreen adaptation of the apocalyptic sci-fi comicbook “Atlantis Rising” for DreamWorks.

Wiseman, who directed the “Underworld” series and “Live Free or Die Hard,” also recently signed on to helm another DreamWorks project: the thriller “Motorcade.”

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who brought the project to DreamWorks back when the company was within the Paramount fold, are producing.

Created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, “Atlantis Rising” is a five-part miniseries published by Platinum Studios. Story kicks off when seismic disturbances at sea force world militaries to investigate the deepest part of the ocean, where an underground civilization emerges to engage in war with planet Earth.

Platinum StudiosScott Mitchell Rosenberg is also producing. Randy Greenberg is exec producing.

“Atlantis Rising” is one of the projects that DreamWorks held on to after exiting Paramount in the fall.

“Motorcade” will likely move forward before “Atlantis Rising.”

More Film

  • James Bond Skyfall

    Universal Wins International Rights to James Bond 25

    Len Wiseman has signed on to direct a bigscreen adaptation of the apocalyptic sci-fi comicbook “Atlantis Rising” for DreamWorks. Wiseman, who directed the “Underworld” series and “Live Free or Die Hard,” also recently signed on to helm another DreamWorks project: the thriller “Motorcade.” Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who brought the project to DreamWorks back […]

  • In 'That Summer,' the Stars of

    In 'That Summer,' the Stars of 'Grey Gardens' Look More Unhinged Than Ever

    Len Wiseman has signed on to direct a bigscreen adaptation of the apocalyptic sci-fi comicbook “Atlantis Rising” for DreamWorks. Wiseman, who directed the “Underworld” series and “Live Free or Die Hard,” also recently signed on to helm another DreamWorks project: the thriller “Motorcade.” Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who brought the project to DreamWorks back […]

  • Alice Eve's Comedy 'Bees Make Honey'

    Film News Roundup: Alice Eve's Comedy 'Bees Make Honey' Set for July Release

    Len Wiseman has signed on to direct a bigscreen adaptation of the apocalyptic sci-fi comicbook “Atlantis Rising” for DreamWorks. Wiseman, who directed the “Underworld” series and “Live Free or Die Hard,” also recently signed on to helm another DreamWorks project: the thriller “Motorcade.” Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who brought the project to DreamWorks back […]

  • China Appoints Wang Xiaohui as Film

    China Appoints Wang Xiaohui as Film Bureau Chief

    Len Wiseman has signed on to direct a bigscreen adaptation of the apocalyptic sci-fi comicbook “Atlantis Rising” for DreamWorks. Wiseman, who directed the “Underworld” series and “Live Free or Die Hard,” also recently signed on to helm another DreamWorks project: the thriller “Motorcade.” Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who brought the project to DreamWorks back […]

  • Morgan Freeman Sexual Harassment

    Morgan Freeman Pulled From Visa Marketing After Harassment Allegations

    Len Wiseman has signed on to direct a bigscreen adaptation of the apocalyptic sci-fi comicbook “Atlantis Rising” for DreamWorks. Wiseman, who directed the “Underworld” series and “Live Free or Die Hard,” also recently signed on to helm another DreamWorks project: the thriller “Motorcade.” Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who brought the project to DreamWorks back […]

  • Boba Fett movie

    ‘Star Wars:’ A Boba Fett Movie Is in the Works

    Len Wiseman has signed on to direct a bigscreen adaptation of the apocalyptic sci-fi comicbook “Atlantis Rising” for DreamWorks. Wiseman, who directed the “Underworld” series and “Live Free or Die Hard,” also recently signed on to helm another DreamWorks project: the thriller “Motorcade.” Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who brought the project to DreamWorks back […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Hollywood Reacts to Impending Harvey Weinstein Arrest: 'It's Been a Long Time Coming'

    Len Wiseman has signed on to direct a bigscreen adaptation of the apocalyptic sci-fi comicbook “Atlantis Rising” for DreamWorks. Wiseman, who directed the “Underworld” series and “Live Free or Die Hard,” also recently signed on to helm another DreamWorks project: the thriller “Motorcade.” Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who brought the project to DreamWorks back […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content