TIMES AND STAR
September 1, 2013
Former Royal Navy submariner Roger Chapman was aboard Pisces III, a 6ft deep-sea submersible which was trapped on the Atlantic Shelf for three days from August 29, 1973.
Mr Chapman, who was 28 at the time, was working on a contract to bury transoceanic telephone cables.
He was trapped alongside father-of-four Roger Mallinson 1,575ft beneath the waves 150-miles off the coast of Ireland before an 84-hour international rescue operation brought them back above the surface, as concerns mounted that their oxygen supplies would run out.
Mr Chapman, 68, has been in talks with Giant Films regarding the translation of his story to the cinema screen and A-listers Ewan McGregor and Jude Law are among the stars interested in recreating the story for the movie version.
He said: “It’s not my call but if Ewan McGregor is interested and wanted to go for playing me it would be nice. I think that this company want to stick to the story.”
After being rescued the pair were greeted by hundreds of people and Mr Chapman said he was “euphoric” on release.
READ MORE HERE: http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/jude-law-ewan-mcgregor-linked-to-cumbrian-man-s-sub-rescue-film-1.1081252