Story by: Jack Foley
KURT Russell has been named as one of the stars of the remake
of disaster movie, The Poseidon Adventure, which is scheduled
for release in May 2006.
Filming on the sea-based epic is due to commence in the next
couple of weeks and will be directed and produced by Wolfgang
Petersen (of Troy fame).
It will co-star Emmy Rossum, Richard Dreyfuss and Mike Vogel
and will be based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Although full casting has yet to
be finalised (Homicide's Andre Braugher is still being lined up
to play the ship's captain), a report on Empire Online does reveal
a little bit about the roles each actor will play.
The Poseidon Adventure was, of course, the 1972 film about a
cruise liner that was overturned by a tidal wave, forcing an intrepid
bunch of survivors (led by Gene Hackman) to make their way to
the ship's hull in the hope of finding an exit.
The remake is expected to follow pretty much the same format,
while employing ever more special effects.
Russell will apparently portray an ex-fireman travelling on the
ship with his daughter, played by Rossum (of Phantom
of the Opera, Day After
While Dreyfuss will portray a gay man whose relationship has
The film has already been given a tentative release date of May