IM Global is fully financing the true story of the captain of a 19th merchant ship who led his crew to safety across 1,000 miles of desert after capture by Bedouin traders.

Russell Crowe

Saul Dibb will direct In Sand And Blood, which is based on the memoirs of Captain James Riley and his adventure in the Eastern Sahara.

Luc Roeg produces while IM Global CEO Stuart Ford and president of production Matt Jackson serve as executive producers.