The new project from San Andreas director Brad Peyton, sci-fi thriller BLACK HOLE, has been acquired by STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment. Another division, STXinternational, will introduce the film at Berlin this week, Adam Fogelson, chairman of STX, announced with Peyton and producer Bill Block.
In the vein of big, boisterous science-fiction films, Black Hole is all about saving the world. This time, a team of scientists, soldiers and astronauts must work together to save the planet from an impending black hole that has entered our solar system. As cities giving way to meteors and continents suffer from massive volcanoes, the heroes have to do what they do best — come to humanity’s rescue.
Peyton co-wrote the script for the film with Philip Gawthorne and will also produce through his ASAP Entertainment production banner alongside his partner Jeff Fierson. Block will produce via Billblock media. He previously produced the STX hit Bad Moms last year.
According to Fogelson, the project is “already attracting the interest of A-list stars” and is “the kind of event programming that we are excited to have on our slate.”
David Kosse, President of STXinternational, enthused “Black Hole is the kind of big commercial tentpole that gets buyers and audiences excited all over the world” and that they are “extremely excited to distribute the film in the United Kingdom.”
Production is expected to begin in early 2018.
Peyton is currently in preproduction on Rampage for Warner Bros., based on the 1980s arcade game and starring Dwayne Johnson. His last film was the horror film Incarnate starring Aaron Eckhart. He is also the creator of the period series Frontier on Netflix, which stars Jason Momoa.
He’s repped by CAA.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor