Rogue Pictures gets a big project to work on. The company has reached a deal with prominent director James Cameron to co-write and produce the man's big screen production, "James Cameron's Sanctum", a live-action drama made in high-definition 3-D.
Producing via his Earthship Productions with Andrew Wight, Cameron is currently rewriting the film's script with John Garvin. Meanwhile, directing matters is handled by Gary Johnstone who previously shared helming duties with Cameron on TV documentary "Expedition: Bismarck."
Scheduled to begin shooting next spring, "Sanctum" follows a deep-sea diving team headed by a father and son as they face a life-threatening crisis when heading to uncharted depths. The movie's budget is estimated to be no more than $20 million in spite of the ambitious technology and undersea storyline.
Launched in 2004, Rogue Pictures is a division of Focus Features, the Universal Studios' specialty film division, similar to Sony Pictures Entertainment's Screen Gems. Some of its releases include "Seed of Chucky", "Assault on Precinct 13", "Block Party", and "Waist Deep."