22 May 2009
Acording to Variety Will Smith through his production company Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment are set to bring the Katrina aftermath to big screen. John Lee Hancock ("The Rookie," "The Alamo") is asigned as writer and directer.
The movie is the story of John Keller, an ex-Marine who orchestrated the rescue of 244 of his New Orleans neighbors after their building, the American Can Co., was flooded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The five-story structure sat in 11 feet of water after the breach of the levees.
Sony acquired bigscreen life rights to John Keller as well as Adetoro Makinde's spec script, which chronicles the heroism of Keller and will serve as a starting point for Hancock's draft.