Robert Zemeckis is set to direct the underwater adventure thriller “Dark Life” for Disney Pictures and his own ImageMovers company says Variety.
Based on the novel by Kat Falls, the story is set in a post-apocalyptic future where the oceans have risen and human civilisation packs the few regions of dry land left. As a result, the deep-sea environment has become like a Wild West with underwater pioneers carving out a life for themselves.
The story follows a young underwater farmer who joins with a girl from top side who is trying to find her missing prospector brother. Together they try and stop outlaws attacking Government supply ships and settlements.
Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman will produce. It’s not sure if the film will be live-action or the performance-capture style of Zemeckis’ recent work.