Idris Elba is in negotiations to star in the supernatural sci-fi thriller Deeper, being made by MGM.
Baltasar Kormakur, the filmmaker behind survival dramas Everest and Adrift, is sitting behind the camera for the feature, which has a script written by Max Landis.
Deeper is supernatural thriller that centers on a disgraced astronaut, to be played by Elba, who is on a deep-sea dive exploring a newly discovered trench but soon finds himself confronted by a sinister and dangerous force. The tone has been described as being similar to recent hits Gravity and The Martian.
David Goyer, Kevin Turen, Russell Ackerman, John Schoenfelder and Landis are producing the project.
Source: Hollywood Reporter