French director Alexandre Aja (Mirrors) is set to direct The Contractor, a sci-fi drama for Gaumont, Variety reported. Ian Jeffers is rewriting the script. Alexandra Milchan will produce.
The story is set in a world where the U.S. government can no longer afford to fight wars and authorizes private contractors to send a band of elite soldiers on missions around the world.
Jeffers recently wrote The Grey and rewrote Castlevania for Rogue and director Sylvain White.
Aja will tackle the project after he completes Piranha 3-D for Dimension Films.