One of the hottest projects to be bought in Hollywood – The Gorge by Skydance – has found a home at Apple.
According to a report by Deadline, Apple has committed to distributing The Gorge, starring Miles Teller and Anya Taylor-Joy.
Scott Derrickson (The Black Phone) will direct the film from a script by Zach Dean (The Tomorrow War), with Teller also serving as executive producer.
Dean sold his script to Skydance on specification last year, although the project really took off this summer when Teller eyed the project as a follow-up to Top Gun: Maverick.
Director Derrickson was employed but reportedly had other projects in mind, but when Teller came on board, Derrickson signed on to direct and Skydance put it on the fast track.
Taylor-Joy recently signed, and Apple pinned distribution shortly after, which wasn’t too surprising since Apple has a first-look deal with Skydance.
No plot details were given for The Gorge, although it was described as “an action-packed, genre-bending love story”.
Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger will produce alongside Crooked Highway’s Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill and Sherryl Clark.
Screenwriter Zach Dean will also produce the project with Adam Kolbrenner and Greg Goodman.
Taylor-Joy has already had a busy year with the release of her films The Northman and Last Weekend’s Amsterdam, with The Menu debuting on November 18th.
She’s also lending her voice to Princess Peach in next year’s movie The Super Mario Bros., which will be voiced by Chris Pratt.
The actress is currently filming Furiosa, playing the title character in a prequel/origin story to 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road.
Teller comes from the blockbuster sequel Top Gun: Maverick, currently the highest-grossing film with $714.8 million domestically and $1.479 billion worldwide.
Earlier this year, he also starred in Netflix’s Spiderhead and the Paramount Plus miniseries The Offer.
The actor will play Gilbert in The Ark and the Aardvark and he also has The Fence and Not Without Hope in pre-production.