Warner Bros. Nabs 'TauTona' Pitch From Team Behind 'The Signal' (Exclusive)

Warner Bros. is in negotiations to acquire a pitch from the team behind Focus Features' sci-fi thriller The Signal.

Titled TauTona, the project chronicles a dangerous rescue operation at the world’s deepest gold mine in South Africa that turns into something much bigger when an ancient lost city is discovered. William Eubank, Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio are writing. William Eubank is attached to direct the thriller with a sci-fi twist.

TauTona is a real-life mine. At nearly 2.5 miles deep, it is one of the deepest on Earth.

The Eubank brothers and Frigerio teamed for the July 17 release The Signal, which stars Laurence Fishburne. That film revolves around three friends drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius who find themselves in a waking nightmare.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, who produced The Signal, is producing TauTona.

Drew Crevello and Julia Spiro are overseeing for the studio.

The Eubank brothers are repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and attorney Greg Slewett. Frigerio is handled by Paradigm and Underground's Trevor Engleson.

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