T.J. Miller is in final negotiations to join Underwater, Fox and Chernin’s action-thriller.
Kristen Stewart is attached to the film, which follows a crew of underwater researchers who must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory.
William Eubank (The Signal) will direct from a script by Brian Duffield (Insurgent, Jane Got a Gun).
He would also join Jessica Henwick, whose involvement was revealed on Tuesday as well.
Stewart would play the lead, a jaded crew member. The studio is planning to start production in New Orleans this month.