EXCLUSIVE: Vega, Baby!, the new production and finance outfit from Ricky Budhrani and Everly producer Adam Ripp, has optioned Black List 2013 genre script Dig, by scribe Adam Taylor Barker. The action-thriller set in the Appalachian Mountains tracks Sol, a tough-as-nails grave digger out for revenge after his father-in-law kidnaps his daughters.

Vega, Baby! opened up shop in August with backing from Singapore-based financiers and recently added an acquisitions and distribution arm, picking up horror pic Ghoul for release in 2015. The company is moving fast on Dig, packaging the project to shoot next year.

Ripp and Everly co-producer Brett Hedblom will produce for Vega, Baby! Productions with Andrew Deane of Industry Entertainment, and Andrew Pfeffer. Rizal Risjad, Ricky Budhrani and Michael Botti are executive producers. Vega, Baby!’s Everly, starring Salma Hayek was acquired by Radius-TWC and is awaiting release. Barker is repped by ICM Partners, Industry Entertainment, and attorney Lev Ginsburg; ICM Partners is also representing the domestic sale.