According to the Hollywood Reporter Morris Chestnut and Eddie Cibrian are getting evil for Sony’s Screen Gems. The duo have joined Cole Hauser in the Lakeshore Entertainment production Prime Evil for Bruce Hunt, who is making his feature directorial debut on the project. Read on for more details on the plot.
Slated to start shooting in April in Eastern Europe, “Prime Evil” centers on a group of hotshot cave divers who get trapped in an underground cave system. They are then forced to battle demonic creatures when they attempt to escape. Chestnut and Cibrian play members of the diving troupe.
Michael Steinberg and Tegan West wrote the screenplay, which is being produced by Andrew Mason and Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi. Screen Gems is pegging a 2005 release. Chestnut is repped by CAA. He has a long history with Screen Gems after starring in the specialty arm’s releases “The Brothers,” “Two Can Play That Game,” “Half Past Dead” and the upcoming films “Breakin’ All the Rules” and “Anacondas: The Hunt for the Black Orchid.”