Date: 5th February 2019
Idris Elba has signed on to star as a disgraced astronaut-turned deep-sea trench explorer in Deeper, penned by Max Landis.
The supernatural thriller focuses on a disgraced astronaut who is on a deep-sea dive exploring a newly discovered trench. He soon finds himself confronted by a sinister and dangerous force.
Baltasar Kormakur is signed on to take the helm, and production is scheduled to begin this spring. Previously, Bradley Cooper, Gal Gadot, and director Kornel Mundruczo were expected to team up for the project, but Cooper's schedule didn't work out.
Elba will next show up as villain Brixton in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019), which just put its first trailer out and arrives on 26 July. He'll also be seen in the film version of Cats, which will be scratching at our cinematic doors looking to be let in on 20 December.
Source: Press Release