Olivier Megaton will direct “Land of the Living,” an abduction thriller written by Sean Gullette. Emjag Productions, Stone Village, Battleplan productions, Film 360 and Dro Entertainment are all jointly producing.
Megaton, whose directing credits include “The Transporter 3” and “Colombiana,” should start shooting in January 2013.
The film is based on a best-selling British novel penned by Nicci French, the pseudonym of husband and wife team Nicci Gerard and Sean French.
It chronicles Abbie Devereaux, a young advertising executive abducted in Los Angeles who then escapes and tracks down her killer.
"This is a high adrenaline thriller based on an incredibly intense and provocative novel, and we are ecstatic about having Olivier Megaton onboard to bring this to movie audiences around the world," the producers said in a short statement.
Megaton is in post-production on “Taken 2,” the sequel to the Liam Neeson-starring hit.