05/08/2011. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Sam Sarkar is pushing ahead with his latest movie, The Vault, which is being adapted for film by Graham King’s GK Films and Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil. Based on Image Comics’ miniseries created and written by Sarkar and illustrated by Garrie Gastonny, The Vault will be produced by Johnny Depp, along with Infinitum Nihil’s president, Christi Dembrowski, as well as Graham King and Tim Headington from GK Films.
The Vault is about a small team of treasure hunters, struggling to excavate a dangerous and legendary treasure pit before a massive storm hits Sable Island, the Graveyard of the North Atlantic. Equipped with all the latest technology, the scientists believe they are prepared against all of nature's fury, but nothing can prepare them for what they are about to unleash.
Born in Nova Scotia, Sam Sarkar began his career as an actor and was one of the leads on the syndicated television series Neon Rider. Following the series, Sam decided to pursue writing and worked for the hit television series Beverly Hills 90210. In 2004, after working on several films with actor Johnny Depp, Sam was asked to help run Depp's production company, Infinitum Nihil, headed by Christi Dembrowski.
“So thankful and happy to have the support of Johnny, Christi, Graham, Tim and Denis in bringing the movie of the Vault to life. “Lots more surprises to come,’ Sam told SFcrowsnest.
Graham King launched his independent production company, GK Films, in May 2007 with business partner Tim Headington. Under King's previous banner, Initial Entertainment Group, he produced such films as Gangs of New York, The Aviator, Ali, Traffic and The Departed.
Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski, whose Infinitum Nihil has a production deal with GK Films, have been busy: The Rum Diary, which was written and directed by Bruce Robinson and stars Depp, will be released by FilmDistrict on October 28, 2011; the Martin Scorsese-directed 3D Hugo Cabret will be released Nov. 23, 2011 by Paramount Pictures; and they are now shooting the TV series transfer, Dark Shadows, at Warner Bros, with Depp starring and Tim Burton directing. Both Dark Shadows and The Night Stalker were based on series produced by the late Dan Curtis.
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