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In the Heart of the Sea brings shipwreck story to big screen

By Reuters in London ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-12-10 07:49:22

The story that helped inspire Moby Dick is coming to cinema screens in action adventure In the Heart of the Sea, a film directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard and based on the book of the same name.

Nathaniel Philbrick's nonfiction In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex tells the story of the sinking of the Essex, an American whaling ship, in 1820.

The vessel was struck by a sperm whale and its crew was left stranded at sea.

In the Heart of the Sea brings shipwreck story to big screen

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