Lance Reddick‘s, pictured above, production company Christai Films has optioned rights to Stuart Gallop’s script In War They Come from U.K.-based Twinstar Prods. and will develop the Neil Corbould-directed movie as a starring vehicle for Reddick (“Fringe”), reports Variety.
Budgeted at $5 million, the sci-fi/action pic “Tells the story of a U.S. soldier and his battle-hardened staff sergeant (Reddick) who lead a squad on a top-secret mission into the jungles of Vietnam to find a missing special forces unit, only to learn that an evil alien species may be responsible for their disappearance.”
Reddick’s producing partner Steven Adams brought him the script after meeting with Twinstar topper Gallop in Cannes. Gallop had been developing the project as the directorial debut of Corbould, a veteran special effects supervisor who won an Oscar for Gladiator and was nominated for Superman Returns. Helmer’s other SFX credits include Black Hawk Down, Snow White and the Huntsman and Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Robopocalypse.