The director will collaborate with Leonardo DiCaprio for the seventh time as part of a drama about a mutiny on a ship.
There are only a month and a half left until the premiere of “Killers of the Flower Moon”, but director Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio already have their sights set on their next joint project. The inseparable creative duo will be involved in the film adaptation of David Grann’s latest book, “Wager: A Story of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder.” This was recently announced as part of an advertising campaign by the author of the literary template himself.
The film “Killers of the Flower Moon” is also based on Grann’s bestseller. Scorsese and DiCaprio became interested in the writer’s latest popular science work last summer, that is, while working on “Killers of the Flower Moon.” At the same time, media giant Apple participated in the production, financing its $200 million retro western about the Oklahoma massacre.
After the triumphant screening of “Killers of the Flower Moon” at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, Scorsese announced that his next film will be a new religious drama about Jesus Christ, but apparently plans have changed.
The basis of “Wager” was a true story that occurred in the middle of the XVIII century. A battered raft with thirty emaciated sailors, who are surviving members of the crew of the British ship Wager, washed up on the coast of Brazil. The sailors said that miraculously they managed to escape from the sunken ship, after which they lived for several months on one of the uninhabited islands of South America. The rumor that spread made the sailor team national heroes, but six months later another raft sailed to the coast of Chile, which was even more dilapidated. It depicted three exhausted men telling a completely different version of events. According to them, the surviving “heroes” were in fact rebels.
“Killers of the Flower Moon” will be released worldwide on October 20, after a while the film will be available on the Apple TV+ streaming service.