PARIS, August 18. /TASS/. EuropaCorp, a major European filmmaking company owned by prominent director Luc Besson, is working on a movie about the Russian Kursk submarine that sank in the Barents Sea in 2000, French media reported.
The Paris-based studio gave no official comments on its new project, however, according to French media, the film will be directed by Martin Zandvliet from Denmark and the script will be written by Robert Rodat, the author of the script for 1998 war drama Saving Private Ryan.
The Kursk nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine sank during a major Russian naval exercise in the Barents Sea on August 12, 2000. All the 118 sailors onboard died.