The film premiered at the and was theatrically released in the United States on September 30, 2016. And, if nothing else, I hope it gets people angry again, because the people who did this to our planet, and killed 11 people in the process, got off too easy. Harrell, still alive, although seriously injured in the explosion, is rescued by Mike and assumes control of the situation, only to discover that the rig cannot be saved. It opened in theaters on September 30, 2016, distributed by in the United States and Canada, and by internationally. Mark Wahlberg stars in the Hollywood-ized version of the events.
At first, the operation goes smoothly, but the cement job eventually fails completely, triggering a massive that overpowers and kills the drill team members Keith Manuel, Shane Roshto, Roy Kemp, Karl Kleppinger, Adam Weise, and Gordon Jones. On April 10, 2015, Deadline reported that was in talks to play Caleb Holloway. Banding together, the co-workers must use their wits to make it out alive amid all the chaos. On January 30, 2015, it was reported that director had replaced Chandor, and would re-team with Wahlberg on the film. Chief electronics technician Mike Williams Mark Wahlberg and his colleagues find themselves fighting for survival as the heat and the flames become stifling and overwhelming. It is adapted from a 2010 article by , , and. The film was nominated for two at the : and , and a at the.
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, igniting a massive fireball that kills several crew members. Wahlberg plays Mike Williams, a real-life electronics technician on the oil rig. Aaron Dale Burkeen, a close friend of Mike's, sacrifices himself to keep a burning crane from collapsing onto the surviving crew, while Mike and Caleb are able to rescue Vidrine and Kaluza and get them to safety. The incident killed and injured many oil rig workers and caused an unprecedented environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. A chain of equipment malfunctions, coupled with a failed attempt to seal the well, ignites the oil, killing Dewey Revette, Stephen Curtis, Jason Anderson , and Donald Clark.
Pictures appear of the eleven men who lost their lives before the credits. The film's opening weekend was regarded as underwhelming and a disappointment, given its hefty production budget, but dramas released during the fall, and Wahlberg's films, tend to have box office legs. With all the lifeboats full, Mike locates the emergency life raft, but it becomes separated from the rig before he and Andrea can board, causing the latter to suffer a. Chief electronics technician Mike Williams Mark Wahlberg and his colleagues find themselves fighting for survival as the heat and the flames become stifling and overwhelming. The next major markets to open were Germany November 24 and Spain November 25. On July 24, 2012, was in talks with the studios to direct the film, Mark Vahradian was set to produce the film along with Bonaventura, and also joined the project to produce and distribute.
Just as the oil in the well itself ignites and destroys the rig, the two jump into the water and are picked up by rescuers, who then ferry them to the Damon Bankston where the surviving crew mourn their lost crewmen and say. On March 18, 2015, was set to play a woman named Andrea Fleytas, who was on the bridge on board the Deepwater Horizon at the time of the blowout, and frantically tried to contact the Coast Guard. Banding together, the co-workers must use their wits to make it out alive amid all the chaos. Matthew Sand was set to write the screenplay, while was in talks to produce the film under his banner. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: , , Production Co: Participant Media, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Closest to the Hole, Warner Bros. This action adventure is a fictionalized depiction of an incident which turned into the largest marine oil spill in history.
Archived from on May 18, 2015. The film was released at a time when the marketplace was already dominated by two other adult-skewing pictures, and. Records, Leverage Entertainment Distributors: Lionsgate Films Keywords: , , , , , , , , , ,. While Mike prepares the drilling team, including Caleb Holloway , Harrell meets with Vidrine and persuades him to conduct a test, which only serves to weaken the already poorly placed cement further. . Another possible reason for the film's mediocre debut was its marketing miss, which was also a subject of criticism; from the outset, Lionsgate marketed the film as a heroic tale versus an issues-oriented movie.
On acquiring the article to develop into a film, the president of Participant Media, Ricky Strauss said, This is a perfect fit for us—a suspenseful and inspiring real-life account of everyday people whose values are tested in the face of an impending environmental disaster. His patience thinning, and without waiting for Harrell to confirm the results, Vidrine orders the well to be flowed. The film ends with a series of clips showing the aftermath of the disaster, including testimony from the real-life Mike Williams and the revelation that Donald Vidrine and Robert Kaluza were the only two people prosecuted for their actions; both were charged with eleven cases of manslaughter. Archived from on April 5, 2015. The budget was out of control. With oil now spewing into the ocean, a frightened, oil covered flies into the bridge of a nearby vessel and dies; the vessel heads towards the rig just as the workers begin a frantic evacuation. On July 11, 2014, it was announced that 's director had been hired to direct the film; the screenplay's first draft was written by Sand, while wrote the second draft.
In early October, it was confirmed that Summit would distribute the film, not Lionsgate. Returned home, the workers reunite with their families in a hotel lobby, during which the father of one of the dead crew members angrily confronts Mike for failing to save his son, resulting in Mike having a panic attack himself. Chandor exited due to creative differences. It was directed by from a screenplay by and Matthew Sand. It was officially announced by Lionsgate on May 18, 2015 that filming had begun in ,. Andrea Fleytas , the rig's Dynamic Position Operator, tries to alert the , only to be overruled by her superior, Captain Curt Kuchta, on the grounds that the rig is not in any imminent danger. .