Poseidon is a 2006 disaster film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, the third film adaptation of the novel The Poseidon Adventure written by Paul Gallico, and a loose remake of the 1972 film of the same name. It stars Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas and Richard Dreyfuss. It was directed by Wolfgang Petersen and produced and distributed by Warner Bros., in association with Virtual Studios. The film also had a simultaneous release in the IMAX format. It was released on May 12, 2006, and nominated at the 79th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Visual Effects. Poseidon grossed $181,674,817 at the worldwide box office on a budget of $160,000,000. When released on DVD, it amassed $19,727,310 in DVD sales, making its total gross $201,402,127.