Columbia Pictures has scored the rights to the sci-fi adventure “Unearthed” which has Doug Liman attached to direct for Cross Creek Pictures.
Jez and John-Henry Butterworth are penning the script based on Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s upcoming young adult novel. Tyler Thompson will produce.
Set in a distant future where Earth has been undone by environmental disaster, the story follows a scholar and a scavenger reluctantly teaming up to venture to the planet of a now-extinct alien race.
With the promise of a salve for Earth, the two must work together to explore an ancient alien temple and finds its life-altering secrets. But the deeper they go, the more the two discover they may not be helping Earth, but rather hastening its destruction.