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D.J. Caruso, the director of 'Disturbia,' 'Eagle Eye,' and 'I Am Number Four,' is closing in on a deal to helm an upcoming sci-fi disaster film entitled 'Invertigo.' The plot centers on a lost NASA probe that returns violently to Earth harboring a "dark energy" that suddenly inverts the planet's gravitational pull; buildings now float in the air and major bodies of water rain down on our heads. The protagonist of the film is a supervisor from the (we-promise-it's-not-FEMA) Office of Emergency Management who, along with his team, must venture into the now upside-down New York to save the day. The script was penned by Ehren Kruger ('Transformers: Dark of the Moon') and producer/screenwriting noob Bradley Cramp, and will be produced by Neal Moritz's Original Films. 'Invertigo' has already been given a release date of March 7, 2014.
While the plot sounds somewhat intriguing, it also sounds like a weird mash-up of 'The Day After Tomorrow,' and that scene from 'Inception' wherein Ariadne is messing with her own dreamscape. Hopefully, there will be enough dazzling special effects and memorable characters to allow 'Incep-tigo' 'Invertigo' to stand apart. Unfortunately, I can't speak to D.J. Caruso as a director. Somehow, and this really is a mystery to me, I haven't seen any of his films. Wait no, I take that back. I've seen 'Two for the Money,' but I have to believe at least of few of his most recent crop are better than that, right? Still, my biggest concern with 'Invertigo' isn't the person sitting in the director's chair, it's the writers...or more to the point, Ehren Kruger. So they've put the mastermind behind 'Scream 3,' the 'Transformers' sequels, and 'Reindeer Games' in charge of the story? Forgive me if I'm not leaping for joy.
What do you guys think? Would you be interested in seeing 'Invertigo?' Is D.J. Caruso a good fit to direct? Thoughts on Kruger?