“The Revenant” executive producers Markus Barmettler and Philip Lee have formed production-financing company Facing East with plans to back the sci-fi adventure “Inversion.”
Peter Segal (“Get Smart”) is attached as director and Segal will work on the screenplay with “Casino Royale” scribe Paul Haggis.
The story follows a street-wise American con man and a young Chinese physicist as they race against the clock to save the earth from a terrifying loss of gravity.
Bragi Schut and David Arata are also working on the script while Michael Nozik is set to produce. Filming is slated to begin in August.