The Fast and the Furious screenwriter starts an alien war in Last Man

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

In a seven-figure deal, New Regency has closed a deal for Last Man, a pitch for a futuristic action film that David Ayer will write and direct for 20th Century Fox, which is co-financing under its deal with New Regency, Variety reported.

In the picture, a hardened captain assigned to protect an outpost on a distant planet must lead a group of young, inexperienced American soldiers in battle against an alien race.

The film will be produced by Erwin Stoff and Scott Stuber, with Stuber Co.'s Pam Abdy also serving in a producing capacity.

Last Man is unrelated to the upcoming film adaptation of Y: The Last Man, based on the comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra.