Writer, director Christopher McQuarrie continues developing his remake of the Arctic thriller "Ice Station Zebra" (1968) based on the 1963 spy novel by author Alistair MacLean.
The original feature directed by John Sturges, starred Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine and Jim Brown, with a parallel to real-life events in 1959.
"...'Commander James Ferraday', captain of the nuclear submarine 'USS Tigershark' is dispatched to the polar ice region on a rescue mission when an emergency signal is received from research station, 'Ice Station Zebra'.
"On board the sub is a civilian and likely spy, 'David Jones', whose orders are secret. Along the way, they collect two additional passengers, a Russian named 'Boris Vaslov', likely also a spy, and 'US Marine Capt. Leslie Anders' who takes command of the Marines traveling as passengers.
"It soon becomes apparent that the mission is more that just a simple rescue operation. It also becomes apparent that there is a traitor on board the submarine who is out to sabotage the entire mission..."
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