Graham King and Johnny Depp are looking into “The Vault,” picking up feature rights to Image’s three-part graphic novel by Sam Sarkar, author of “Caliber.”
Reps for King’s GK Films confirmed the deal Thursday. Image launched the first issue, illustrated by Garrie Gastonny, two weeks ago at Comic-Con.
“The Vault” is a sci-fi thriller about a team of treasure hunters off the coast of Nova Scotia who uncover a mysterious sarcophagus and unleash an evil they never knew existed.
Producers are King and GK Films co-chief Tim Headington, Depp and Christi Dembrowski, president of Depp’s production shingle Infinitum Nihil.
GK Films and Infinitum Nihil partnered on “The Rum Diary,” which stars Depp and is due out in October.
Four-year-old GK Films is developing “Spartacus” as a feature, based on a pitch from “300” writer Michael B. Gordon. It’s in post-production on “Hugo,” directed by Martin Scorsese; “In The Land of Blood and Honey,” written and directed by Angelina Jolie; and is developing the screen adaptation of “Jersey Boys,” the untitled Freddie Mercury story, a reboot of “Tomb Raider” and “Dark Shadows” for Warners.
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Sarkar is repped by CAA and Nicole Romano at The Schiff Company.