EXCLUSIVE: Low Winter Sun star Mark Strong will team with writer-director Mark Elijah Rosenberg for Ad Inexplorata, a film that will start production in 2014. Strong plays a NASA pilot alone on a one-way mission to Mars. IM Global has signed on to sell foreign. Project came together at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.

Rosenberg described Strong as “such a smart and intense actor who is going to bring hypnotic power to the film.” Such a project gets some currency off the remarkable grosses of the two-hander Gravity. Court 13’s Josh Penn produces with Loveless’s Matthew Parker and TideRock’s Thomas B. Fore and Jason Michael Berman. Strong’s repped by CAA and Markham, Froggart And Irwin. WME Global reps TideRock and CAA reps Rosenberg.