Weir dives into Fox's 'Shadow'


Director Peter Weir is coming aboard Fox 2000's "Shadow Divers" (HR 11/16).

The Australian director, who most recently directed "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" for 20th Century Fox, is in negotiations to helm the film based on Robert Kurson's best-selling nonfiction book "Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Discovered Hitler's Lost Sub."

"Shadow Divers" revolves around two of the world's foremost deep-sea wreck divers who discover a sunken U-boat 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey.