‘Upstream Color’ Director Shane Carruth Casts Spider-Man, Neo and Harry Potter in a Next Film: ‘The Modern Ocean’

By Nilankur Dutta | 2 years ago
‘Upstream Color’ Director Shane Carruth Casts Spider-Man, Neo and Harry Potter in a Next Film: ‘The Modern Ocean’
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Shane Carruth is making a new film, “The Modern Ocean.” And seemingly true to its name, it has taken onboard an ocean of talent. From Daniel Radcliffe to Anne Hathaway to Jeff Goldblum, here is why you should be excited for “The Modern Ocean.”


But with his new film, “The Modern Ocean”, Carruth has gone the big-budget way, Deadline is reporting, having cast almost the entire who ‘s who of Hollywood A-listers for his project. And this is not even a slight exaggeration, because here is a list of his stars:  Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Radcliffe, Chloë Grace Moretz, Tom Holland, Asa Butterfield, Abraham Attah and Jeff Goldblum.

That, incase your nerdgasm hasn’t come yet, means we will have Neo, Harry Potter, and the next Spider-Man in one single film. Carruth himself will also be appearing.

Carruth has made a couple of good films in his life. Literally a couple, starting with 2004’s low-budget science fiction thriller “Primer.”  The film, while being notoriously difficult to understand, has also been hailed as the best time-travel movie of all time. Carruth received numerous awards for both writing and starring in it.

2013 saw his indie film “Upstream Color,” about two people affected by a ‘complex parasite’- drawn together and entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. This movie, which Carruth against starred in, won every possible laurel at Sundance 2013, with critics unable to stop applauding it.

“The Modern Ocean,” which is going to be a nautical thriller, with a complex over-arching plot, typical of a Shane Carruth movie. Here is the official logline:

“In Modern Ocean, the competition for valuable shipping routes, the search for the hidden cache of priceless material and the powerful need for vengeance will converge in a spectacular battle on the rolling decks of behemoth cargo ships. This epic tale, fraught with danger and intrigue, takes us from the ancient trading houses of Algeria to the darkest depths of the ocean floor.”

And if you aren’t excited YET, check yourself for the pulse.


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