10:22am PT by Borys Kit
Sony, Neal Moritz Team for Supernatural Thriller 'Infinite'
In a competitive situation, Sony is picking up the supernatural spec titled Infinite by rising filmmaker Jacob Chase.
Neal H. Moritz, the producer behind the Fast and Furious franchise, will produce via his Original Films banner.
The story centers on a group of scientist-adventurers that have traveled to outer space, to the deepest of oceans, and now set their sights on their most dangerous expedition: to explore the afterlife.
Chase is a former child actor who is now in full filmmaker mode. Two years ago he won $1 million for directing Doritos’ Super Bowl commercial "Doritos Dogs," which he made in one day for $1,000.
Chase is throwing Hollywood a one-two punch, as the Infinite spec sale comes just two weeks after he set up his short horror film Larry to be adapted into a feature at Amblin, with The Picture Company producing. Chase is writing and directing Larry but is not attached to direct Infinite, which is intended to be a tentpole.
Chase, who also has TV show Harmony set up at ABC with Mandeville producing, is repped by Paradigm, Affirmative Entertainment and attorney Eric Feig.