In the Heart of the Sea Movie production In August of 1819, an expedition began that would go beyond the known world...


In the Heart of the Sea

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In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “In the Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.
the official version from on October 16, 2014

Production History as of September 27, 2014



Principal photography starts in the UK on September 10th.


Ron Howard is in talks to direct the drama based on the National Book Award winner by Nathaniel Philbrick. Warner Bros. is stepping in to finance the picture, which could go into production later this fall.


Running Time

2 hours,1 minutes