Nicolas Cage is set to star in Knowing, a thriller to be directed by Alex Proyas (I, Robot), reports Variety. Summit Entertainment will fully finance and distribute the film, which begins production March 17 in Melbourne.
Cage will play a teacher who examines the contents of a time capsule unearthed at his son’s elementary school. Startling predictions in the time capsule that have already come true lead him to believe the world is going to end at the close of the week and that he and his son are somehow involved in the destruction.
Escape Artists partners Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will produce. Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone are co-producers, and Norm Golightly and David Bloomfield are executive producers.
Escape Artists originated the project with novelist Ryne Pearson, who pitched it and wrote the first draft. Knowing has been rewritten by Stiles White and Juliet Snowden; Proyas and Stuart Hazeldine did the most recent draft.