At first it was Jay Russell who rode on "The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep". And as the man has agreed to direct the drama action flick, Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin and Alex Etel are all joining him.
Based on the Dick King Smith novel, "The Water Horse" tells the story of a lonely boy in Scotland (Etel) who finds a mysterious egg on the shore of a lake. When the egg hatches, what emerges is a "water horse," a mythical sea monster of Scottish legend.
Being produced by Robert Bernstein, Douglas Rae, Barrie Osborne and Charlie Lyons, the film is slated to start shooting in early May in Scotland and New Zealand.