In a competitive situation, Sony is picking up the supernatural spec titled Infinite by rising filmmaker Jacob Chase, reports THR.
Sounding like a new take on Event Horizon:
The story centers on a group of scientist-adventurers that have traveled to outer space, to the deepest of oceans, and now set their sights on their most dangerous expedition: to explore the afterlife.
Neal H. Moritz, the producer behind the Fast and Furious franchise, will produce via his Original Films banner.
Chase is a former child actor who is now in full filmmaker mode. Two years ago he won $1 million for directing Doritos’ Super Bowl commercial “Doritos Dogs,” which he made in one day for $1,000.
Chase is throwing Hollywood a one-two punch, as the Infinite spec sale comes just two weeks after he set up his short horror film Larry to be adapted into a feature at Amblin, with The Picture Company producing. Chase is writing and directing Larry but is not attached to direct Infinite, which is intended to be a tentpole.