In 1981, Petersen made a huge splash internationally with the World War II U-boat thriller Das Boot. Earning two Oscar nods for his efforts and cementing his reputation as a master of suspense, Petersen soon answered Hollywood's call.
Petersen followed Das Boot with the fantasy epic The NeverEnding Story before returning to grittier themes in Shattered, In the Line of Fire and Outbreak. Other credits include the blockbusters Air Force One, The Perfect Storm and Troy.
Battling the elements once again, Wolfgang Petersen re-creates Ronald Neame's 1972 classic. A tidal wave spells disaster for a boatload of revelers when it capsizes the mammoth vessel, pitching the passengers into a desperate battle for survival.