Scott Waugh, who recently helmed the global box office hit Need for Speed, is in final negotiations to direct the $120-million dollar sci-fi epic Inversion for Foresight Unlimited, the company behind Lone Survivor and 2 Guns.
Here’s the synopsis: The film follows two unlikely heroes, a young Chinese scientist and a street smart American expat, on a frenzied journey across the globe to save Earth from an apocalyptic threat – a total reversal of gravity that causes whole cities and civilizations to uproot and plummet into the sky.
Currently in pre-production, Inversion was scripted by Bragi Schut (Season of the Witch) and Academy Award-nominee David Arata (Children of Men), and will be produced by Michael Nozik (Syriana), Markus Barmettler (Conviction) and Philip Lee (Cloud Atlas), with an expected start date of April 2015.
Waugh is a former stuntman who appeared in movies like Spider-Man and Bad Boys II and went on to co-found the commercial production company Bandito Brothers with Mike “Mouse” McCoy. Waugh and McCoy made their feature directorial debut on the surprise hit Navy SEAL action flick Act of Valor.