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EuropaCorp in talks with Louis Leterrier

CANNES — Cannes is buzzing about EuropaCorp’s top-secret project “Sea at War” that’s penned by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, and produced by Besson and Christophe Lambert.

EuropaCorp is in early talks with “The Incredible Hulk” helmer Louis Leterrier, but is keeping a tight lid on project details, making people come to EuropaCorp’s Cannes office in person to take a peek at the script.

Some bizzers familiar with the package have described it as a mermaid adventure film, often referring to the pic just as “Mermaid.”

The listed French shingle, which handles production, domestic distribution, international sales and operates a mega-studio, has been powering up high-profile English-language films in the last 18 months, notably Besson-directed crime thriller “Malavita,” starring Robert de Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer and exec produced by Martin Scorsese; McG’s “Three Days To Kill,” toplining Kevin Costner; and Besson-helmed “Lucy,” toplining Scarlett Johansson.

Leterrier last directed Summit Ent. thriller “Now You See Me.”

CAA and Management 360 rep Leterrier.

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