'Pirates 5' Director Joachim Ronning to Direct Sci-Fi Thriller 'Here There Be Monsters' (Exclusive)

MRC is developing the feature that brothers Joachim and Andreas Rønning co-wrote.
Joachim and Andreas Ronning   |   Courtesy of Subject
MRC is developing the feature that brothers Joachim and Andreas Rønning co-wrote.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales director Joachim Rønning is attached to direct feature Here There Be Monsters, which he co-wrote with his brother, Andreas.

MRC, the independent film and television studio behind Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, is developing the the sci-fi thriller. 

While plot detail are being kept below sea level, Heat Vision is told that the feature will assuredly include water, one of the running themes of Rønning's work. The director showed off his sturdy sea legs as the co-director on the Oscar-nominated adventure film Kon-Tiki, which led him to co-captain the sea-faring Dead Men Tell No Tales.

The Rønning brothers are currently writing the sci-fi action film Origin for Paramount, and Joachim Rønning is prepping to direct Maleficent 2 for Disney. Here There Be Monsters will be the next project the brothers work on once Maleficent 2 wraps production. 

The Rønnings are repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment and Sloane Offer.

Next up for MRC, which is also behind Netflix dramas House of Cards and Ozark, is Peter Jackson post-apocalyptic sci-fi film Mortal Engines, due out December 2018 via Universal.

MRC is owned by the same company that owns The Hollywood Reporter. 

  1. July 23, 2019 6:00am PT
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