Considering Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland made over $1 billion globally when it came out back in 2010, we all knew that the film would eventually generate a sequel - the main question was "when." Rumblings began earlier this year when The Muppets director James Bobin was rumored for the director's chair, and then a summer report said that Depp was in negotiations to reprise his role as the crazy Mad Hatter, but now the Walt Disney Company has made it official.
In the Heart of the Sea tells the disastrous story of the whaleship Essex and its crew, all of whom were stranded for 90 days after a giant sperm whale crashed into their ship. And you can bet things got pretty rough, to say the least.
Based on the book by Nathaniel Philbrick, the story is set in 1820 and follows the crew of a whaling ship off the coast of Nantucket that winds up being destroyed " by a vengeful sperm whale." Twenty of the men aboard the ship were able to survive the attack and get away on a lifeboat, but after a long time out at sea they were forced to resort to cannibalism.
Far be it for me to say he will make a Ron Howard movie better, but Iím pretty sure he will make this Ron Howard movie better, especially when heíll be joined by Chris Hemsworth, who is another actor that tends to do no wrong.
Fresh off both The Avengers and being virtually the only good thing in Snow White and the Huntsman, Hemsworth is getting ready to lead yet another giant movie-- and this one with roots that go back to some classic literature. No, it's not another fairy tale adaptation, but an adaptation of the book In The Heart of the Sea, which tells the true story that inspired Moby Dick