GK Films has acquired the rights to the Image Comics title The Vault for Johnny Depp to produce.

The Vault comic book was written by Sam Sarkar, an executive at Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil production company. The story revolves around a group of divers who discover a bizarre sarcophagus deep in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Nova Scotia. They soon discover that an evil, demonic force has been unleashed after finding the cryptic tomb.

Johnny Depp will produce The Vault alongside his Infinitum Nihil partner Christi Dembrowski and GK Films' Graham King and Tim Headington.

No production schedule was released for The Vault. The first issue of The Vault, a three-issue mini-series, hit the comic book shelves this week.