EXCLUSIVE: David S. Goyer’s Phantom Four and Addictive Pictures beat out several others to produce Max Landis’ next project, Deeper. In the drama, a disgraced astronaut embarks on a mission to reach the bottom of a newly discovered oceanic trench, theorized to be the lowest point on planet Earth. He encounters an increasing level of danger, and soon finds himself in a psychological (and physical) fight against mysterious forces.

Landis scripted Chronicle and American Ultra and has Victor Frankenstein about to open. He is also prodcing Deeper along with Goyer and Kevin Turen for Phantom Four, and Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder for Addictive. Landis is repped by WME and Writ Large.

Phantom Four’s next one out is the Focus horror film The Forest, set for January release with Natalie Dormer starring. Goyer’s directing and Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing The Breach for Lionsgate, and Phantom Four is producing an adaptation of Nail Gaiman’s The Sandman for New Line, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring and directing.