Peter Segal will direct from a Paul Haggis, David Arata and Bragi Schut script.

Travis Fimmel

Travis Fimmel will star in Peter Segal’s sci-fi epic Inversion, which is being co-produced and co-financed by Markus Barmettler and Philip Lee’s Facing East.

Fimmel starred in TV series Vikings and will next be seen in Legendary Pictures’ Warcraft, which is being rolled out globally next month.

Scripted by Paul Haggis, David Arata and Bragi Schut, Inversion follows a street-wise American con man and a young Chinese physicist as they race to save the earth from a terrifying loss of gravity.

Michael Nozik will produce with Barmettler and Lee, while Segal’s longtime producing partner Michael Ewing will executive produce. Mark Damon’s Foresight Unlimited is handling international sales.

Hong Kong’s Pegasus Motion Pictures and Sun Entertainment are also co-financing. Chinese state-owned distributor Huaxia Film Distribution will co-produce and distribute in mainland China.

The film is scheduled to start shooting in Dublin on September 12, before moving to locations in Shanghai and Chicago.