(February 21, 2002 - Queensland, Australia) – Dark Castle Entertainment’s horror film “Ghost Ship,” starring Julianna Margulies, Ron Eldard, Desmond Harrington, Isaiah Washington and Gabriel Byrne, commenced principal photography on location in Queensland, Australia on January 24th. A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation in association with Village Roadshow Pictures and NPV Entertainment, “Ghost Ship” is produced by Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis and Gil Adler and directed by Steve Beck, the creative team behind last year’s hit Dark Castle horror film “13 Ghosts.” The film is executive produced by Bruce Berman and Steve Richards, and associate produced by Susan Levin, with music by John Frizzell. Written by Mark Hanlon and John Pogue, “Ghost Ship” tells the story of a boat salvage crew that discovers the eerie remains of a grand passenger liner, thought lost for more than 40 years, in a remote region of the Bering Sea. Once onboard, the crew must confront the ship’s horrific past and face the ultimate fight for their lives. Desmond Harrington (“Riding in Cars with Boys”) plays the pilot who recruits the salvage crew to recover the mysterious ship; Gabriel Byrne (“Enemy Of The State,” “The Usual Suspects”) plays the captain of the salvage boat and head of the crew; Julianna Margulies (“ER,” “The Mists of Avalon”), Ron Eldard (“Black Hawk Down,” “ER”) and Isaiah Washington (“Exit Wounds,” “Romeo Must Die”) are members of the salvage team; Karl Urban (TV’s “Xena: Warrior Princess”) and Alex Dimitriades (“La Spagnola”) round out the cast as salvage crewmembers. Also joining the cast is actress Francesca Rettondini. “Ghost Ship” is being made in association with Queensland’s Pacific Film and Television Commission. The film is scheduled for release by Warner Bros. Pictures on October 25, 2002. “Ghost Ship” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, an AOL Time Warner Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
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