On 12th July, 2012 it was announced that Richard has been cast as a father looking for his son in a new disaster thriller intitially called, “Category Six”. According to IMDb, “A group of high school students document the events and aftermath of a devastating tornado.” It was due to begin filming in Detroit in August, 2012.
The film is produced by Todd Garner (“Knight and Day”) and directed by Steven Quale (“Final Destination 5”. John Swetnam has written the screenplay. The creative team includes Brian Pearson (Director of Photography), David Sandefur (Production Designer), Kimberly Adams (Costume Designer).
The film, produced by New Line Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and was shot in Michigan.
On 20th August, 2012 it was announced that the movie was officially titled, “Black Sky” (thanks, Lillianschild).
On 23rd August, 2012, according to philSTAR.com, the “film stars Richard Armitage (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” upcoming “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”), Sarah Wayne Callies (TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Matt Walsh (“Ted”), Nathan Kress (TV’s “iCarly”), Arlen Escarpeta (“Final Destination 5”), Jon Reep (“Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay”) and Jeremy Sumpter (“Soul Surfer,” TV’s “Friday Night Lights”).”
On 16th October, 2012, @ToddGarner tweeted that the name of Richard’s character is ‘Gary Morris’. This is the first confirmation of the character’s last name. His first name has been known for some time. (Thanks to Tempestguy)
On 8th August, 2013, John Swetnam confirmed the title change from Black Sky to Into the Storm.
The storyline is, “In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.
Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, “Black Sky” throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.”