Quick News: Beyond, Solar, Outlaw, Gotham, Valiant

The Beyond
Gravitas Ventures has picked up worldwide rights to Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull’s sci-fi thriller “The Beyond” with a December release date being targeted.

Loosely based on HaZ’s 2014 short film “Project Kronos,” the story chronicles a (fictional) groundbreaking mission that sends astronauts — modified with advanced robotics — through a newly discovered wormhole known as the Void. [Source: Heat Vision]

Vacation Guide to the Solar System
Paramount Players has acquired Olivia Koski’s book “Vacation Guide To The Solar System” which will be adapted by “Spider-Man: Homecoming” scribes Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.

Set 50 years in the future when tourism within our solar system has become almost routine, a family trip turns into a life-or-death struggle to return to Earth when something goes terribly wrong. [Source: Deadline]

Outlaw King
Billy Howle (“Dunkirk,” “On Chesil Beach”) is set to join Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Florence Pugh in “Hell or High Water” and “Starred Up” director David Mackenzie’s upcoming film “Outlaw King” for Netflix.

Bash Doran (“The Looming Tower”) pens the story of Robert The Bruce (Pine), the king who led his country to freedom from the oppressive rule of England in Scotland. Howle will play Prince of Wales who goes head to head with Robert to secure the Scottish throne. [Source: Deadline]

Marina Benedict (“Prison Break,” “Torchwood”) and Benjamin Stockham (“About a Boy”) have joined the cast of the fourth season of “Gotham” on FOX. The series returns September 21st.

Benedict plays Cherry, the owner of a fight club in The Narrows and reportedly the seat of power in that part of the city, Stockham plays someone who befriends Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz). [Source: TV Line]

The Valiant
The CW is developing a one-hour drama series based on Lesley Livingston’s novel “The Valiant”. Laurie Arent (“NCIS: New Orleans,” “The client List”) will write and executive produce, with Mary Beth Basile (“October Road”) also executive producing.

The series would follow a Celtic princess on the run from an arranged marriage and a sheltered life who is captured and forced into slavery under Julius Caesar. She ends up training among the first wave of female Gladiators to compete in the Colosseum. [Source: Variety]