Deadline announced tonight that Sony Pictures is developing an action blockbuster called Invertigo with Disturbia and Eagle Eye helmer D.J. Caruso negotiating to direct. The story surrounds a satellite that crash lands in New York City and causes a “reverse G vortex” where gravity is inverted. More details after the jump.
Along with that basic premise, we know the planet is in grave danger if the rescue mission to reverse this weird gravity switch doesn’t work. And we also know who’s writing it: Ehren Kruger and Bradley Cramp. Kruger most recently wrote Transformers: Dark of the Moon (which, while admittedly not brilliant, was certainly better than the second film), and Cramp has zero writing credits but was a producer on the solid Nicolas Cage action film Lord of War.
I’ve gotta say, though – my gut reaction is that this concept makes little sense and sounds pretty stupid. Granted, we don’t know much about how this vortex comes into being, but they’ve got a lot of explaining to do to get me on board here. That being said, I’m generally not opposed to Caruso’s films. I liked Disturbia and Eagle Eye more than a lot of my fellow critics (didn’t see I Am Number Four, though), and I was excited for his failed adaptations of the comics Y: The Last Man and Preacher before they were ultimately scrapped. In any case, filming probably won’t get underway until 2013 for this one because it requires so much pre-production time. Anybody hopeful for this one?