Johnny Depp doesn’t seem to ever want to stop. The man’s been going strong since his first appearance in Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984. Now he’s taking a slightly more controlling role in his films, as his production company, Infinitum Nihil, has been obtaining the rights and working on several new things.
They blew the lid off the roof with this year’s Rango, which grossed over $240 Million worldwide in theaters, and now they’re looking to go slightly more science fiction with an adaptation of the original comic The Vault. Here’s the scoop from THR:
Films has picked up film rights to The Vault, an Image comic book written by Sam Sarkar, an executive at Johnny Depp’sInfinitum Nihil production shingle. Depp and Nihil’s president Christi Dembrowski will produce the movie adaptation along with GK’s Graham King and Tim Headington.
Written by Sarkar and drawn by Garrie Gastonny, the underwater sci-fi story centers on a group of divers who, off the coast of Nov Scotia, uncover a sarcophagus with unusual remains and inadvertently unleash an ancient evil. Sarkar and Gastonny previously created the supernatural Western graphic novel Calberfor Radical Publishing.
The film has the potential to be a modern Indiana Jones, and could just be the perfect vehicle for Depp now that the Pirates of the Carribbean films are all over. We’ll have to see who Nihil decides to go with as a lead when the film goes into production in the coming months.