Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor) is certainly no stranger when it comes to real world stories of peril on the sea following The Perfect Storm (2000), and Deepwater Horizon represents another ocean set tale of heroism against incredible odds.
Peter Berg is in the director's chair for this one, which charts the events on the BP oil rig in the 48 hours leading up to the 2010 disaster and the day itself. The behind the scenes tale will highlight stories of real life heroism around the incident, which were not made public at the time but appeared in the script's source material, a New York Times article entitled Deepwater Horizon's Final Hour. The newspaper's piece chronicled how 11 people were killed and 16 injured when the rig blew, and gushed oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z) has adapted the screenplay for the film, which J.C. Chandor (All Is Lost) had originally signed to direct.
Along with Wahlberg's Williams, we meet his colleagues, including Kurt Russell (Death Proof), Dylan O'Brien (The Maze Runner) and Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin). The new footage certainly shows off the dramatic moments of the pressure building and what happened as the crew scrambled to either repair the damage or evacuate when it became to great for the massive rig to survive.
With Kate Hudson (Almost Famous), Ethan Suplee (The Wolf Of Wall Street) and John Malkovich (Burn After Reading) also in the cast, Deepwater Horizon will be in UK cinemas on 30 September.