By Nicole Sperling
Updated February 13, 2009 at 08:50 AM EST

Screenwriter David Ayer, best known for his work on Training Day, will write Deep Sea Cowboys for DreamWorks. Based on a March 2008 Wired magazine article, the film will tell the story of a salvage crew that tries to save a capsized Japanese cargo ship transporting cars into the U.S. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Transformers, Star Trek, Fringe) are producing the project for the studio.