Dark Waters is an adaptation of the novel The Devils Wife by Mark Lawrence. The story takes place in Italy and follows The Devil's own daughter, Nina. She is a troubled girl, full of anger and disappointment. She has come to the point where she needs to make a choice about the life she wants.
If you have not read the book or seen the movie, this may not sound very interesting. Well, it is! The novel tells a story of revenge that crosses many different cultures and generations. In the book, the Devil shows his true colours for Nina. She has nothing but hatred and the will to exact her revenge.
However, The Devil is not the type of person to show his anger in any form, and as such, Nina was never able to find him in the book. In this adaptation, The Devil is played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
The novel centers on the high priest, Salvatore Casanova, and his relationship with the charismatic Dominique Fiorentino. The relationship between the two men is central to the story.
The movie is rather unique, in the sense that it is an action-thriller film, but without having to turn it into a typical action movie. This gives it a refreshing twist on the genre.
It is also interesting to note that both series of films are in the same universe and have everything in common. However, there are several differences between the film and the book. It is not just the fact that it is a different adaptation but rather, the way it was made that has helped the adaptation stand out.
The movie focuses more on violence and confrontation than in the novel. The movie keeps it real and in an action-thriller way, while keeping the heart of the novel intact.
The movie does not really compare to the novel and is more focused on the character of The Devil. There is enough chance for people to enjoy watching the movie, while still retaining some of the story and plot points of the novel.