Against the Sun

Ghosts of the Pacific trailer, new film & Hand of God update

A few quick updates.

garret dillahuntGarret is currently shooting a film called Foreigners in the Philippines. Not much info out there about it, except that it’s a Filipino-Australian production, with Garret, Will Howarth and Angeli Bayani in lead roles. Also this:

Directed by Sam and Tom McKeith, the film, which is inspired by a true story and tells the story of a boxer, is currently being shot in Metro Manila and features Hollywood actors including Will Howarth. Another Filipino, Mercedes Cabral, is also in the cast. Howarth and Rob Coe are coproducers.

Second, Hand of God. This is what Deadline reported from the upfronts:

There’s no press site up yet to obtain materials, not to mention there’s an approximate, not exact, set of release dates for upcoming shows, i.e. Jill Soloway’s series Transparent drops in late September, Alpha House in late October, Roman Coppola, Alex Timbers and Jason Schwartzman’s Mozart in the Jungle in December and Amazon’s two dramas, Bosch and Chris Carter’s The After in 2015. Pilots Red Oaks, The Cosmopolitans, Really, Hysteria and Hand of God will be streamed to the site in August. Amazon’s third pilot process entails their customers voting on what they like before proceeding with a series commitment.

And the first trailer for Ghosts of the Pacific showed up on the film’s Facebook page. Thanks to HarryPotterCast1 for bringing it to YouTube:

New film: Ghosts of the Pacific

This just in, from Hitfix:

Garret Dillahunt, Tom Felton and Jake Abel are about to go to war.

The three actors are set to star in “Ghosts of the Pacific,” a WWII drama produced by The American Film Company.

“Pacific” tells the the true story of three Navy flyers — pilot Harold Dixon (Dillahunt), bombardier Tony Pastula (Felton), and radioman Gene Aldrich (Abel) – who survived a harrowing ordeal in the South Pacific in 1942. After ditching their damaged scouting plane, the three strangers find themselves adrift on a 4×8-foot life raft with no food, water, or supplies.

Producer and American Film Co. president Brian Falk (Robert Redford’s “The Conspirator”) will be making his directorial debut.

Falk is also co-writing with Mark David Keegan. The film is being produced by Falk and Mark Moran, with Kurt Graver co-producing. The American Film Company’s Joe Ricketts will exec produce.

And more info about the plot, from The American Film Company:

It’s January 16, 1942. Veteran Navy pilot Harold Dixon, and his young crew — radioman Gene Aldrich, and bombardier Tony Pastula — take off from the deck of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise to search for Japanese submarines in the glistening waters of the South Pacific. The three men are virtual strangers, assigned to spend an afternoon together in a single-engine torpedo bomber. They should be back on the ship in time for dinner.

But instead of dinner, evening instead finds the men adrift on a dark ocean in a tiny rubber raft, forced to ditch their plane after they somehow lost their carrier…then their remaining fuel…then the setting sun. Most significantly, the plane itself sank to the ocean floor, carrying with it nearly all of their emergency supplies.

No first aid kit, no signaling device, no compass, no food, no water.

Thus begins GHOSTS OF THE PACIFIC, the incredible account of a 34-day odyssey that has become a Navy legend. Dixon, Aldrich, and Pastula cast adrift on the high seas, assaulted by sharks and storms, burning in the relentless sun, starving to death.

Not sure if the Twitter account for the film will come to life, but it exists: @GhostsPacific. You can follow it for updates.