A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
By all accounts, it would have been far easier for Deepwater Horizon, Peter Berg’s surprising retelling of the BP oil rig disaster of 2010 – to pull its punches, to water down its politics, to portray British Petroleum as incidental disaster artists. Yet to Peter Berg’s credit – who is again finding his feet after the one-two of Hancock and Battleship – he’s created a blockbuster that at once is ripe with anger, whilst operating as an incredibly efficient blockbuster.
Mention Deepwater Horizon to friends or co-workers and they’ll likely frown and ask “What?” But reference the BP oil spill of 2010, and you’re bound to get a vitriolic mouthful — and for good reason. When reports trickled out about the oil rig’s fiery demise, media networks quickly inundated America with reports about the gallons of oil that was surging into the Gulf of Mexico, a disaster that would carry on from April until the middle of July, resulting in the largest ever oil spill in United States waters. As millions scoffed and shook their head in disgust at BP’s utter recklessness, many failed to recognize that 126 unlucky crew members were on b
In Hollywood, films like Deepwater Horizon are not supposed to exist.
When a movie’s production budget climbs past $100 million (Dh367 million), the money usually flows to superheroes, sequels or remakes. Not to a film based on the last hours of a doomed oil drilling rig whose fiery demise led to one of the largest environmental disasters in US history.
“I give Lionsgate a tonne of credit to bet a large amount of money on a story that is definitely going against the grain of what Hollywood is doing right now,” said Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the veteran producer who shepherded Deepwater Horizon. “It took a lot of guts. And they never blinked.”
We are big fans of Mark Wahlberg here are FemaleFirst and he is set to return this September with his new film Deepwater Horizon. The brand new and rather dramatic poster for the film has arrived.
Deepwater Horizon sees Wahlberg reunite with filmmaker Peter Berg, with whom he first worked with on the terrific Lone Survivor back in 2014 and it is great to see them working together once again.
The movie is based on true events and an article written by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul published in The New York Times. Matthew Michael Carnahan and Matthew Sand have teamed up to adapt the story into a screenplay.
Wahlberg is set to take on the central role of Mike Williams