A nuclear bomb was ‘irretrievably lost’ off the coast of Savannah, Georgia some 50 years ago and now has become the backdrop for a film that will be the first producing gig for Jay DeMarcus, bassist and music producer from the band Rascal Flatts. All Shook Up, from a screenplay by Gregg Russell, is a coming-of-age film about two 11-to-12 year-old boys who go on the hunt for the missing nuke in the Atlantic. The producers will be hiring a director shortly for a planned first quarter 2018 shoot.
The project is getting a big boost as DeMarcus plans to produce the film and the score/soundtrack, which will feature remakes of 1950s-era music by today’s top country stars. Plans are to shoot in Tybee Island, S.C.; Savannah; and in and around Amelia Island, Florida, DeMarcus told Deadline.
The coming of age story takes place after a real life event. In 1958, during the height of the Cold War, a scrambled Air Force jet fighter collided with an American B-47 bomber resulting in a 7,600-pound atomic bomb being dropped off the coast of Savannah. That bomb has never been found (despite a fake story circulating on the Internet).
See more at Deadline.