While she used her Oscar clout to slide into the shoes of Lara Croft, the first post-awards season project Alicia Vikander took part in was Submergence, the latest film from Wim Wenders. An adaptation of J.M. Ledgard‘s novel, also starring James McAvoy, the story runs across the globe and shifts focus between James More, an English reporter, as he’s held captive by jiahdists in Somalia, and Danielle Flinders, a “biomathematician” exploring life on the ocean floor. As former lovers in their own perilous situations, they both remember better times spent at a French hotel on the Atlantic coast.
Scripted by Erin Dignam (The Last Face), Wenders is currently shooting in France before headed to Germany, Spain and Africa. Thanks to Screen Daily, the first look has now arrived, which can be seen above. We also have a fairly shoddy sales poster, but it seems to have worked as its been picked up for many territories already (although we’re still waiting for U.S. distribution). As production continues, one can also see a brief interview with McAvoy, who calls it one of the best scripts he’s ever read.
Expect a premiere next year for Submergence.