Joshua Jackson has been on a bit of a comeback the last few years thanks, would you believe it, to television. Returning to film -- but not leaving television -- the actor has agreed to star in UFO, the feature film version of the British TV series that will be directed by Matthew Gratzner.
Joshua Jackson for UFO
Gratzner not sound familiar? Well, take comfort in knowing that he definitely has the experience. The helmer served as the visual effects supervisor on films ranging from Shutter Island to Iron Man.
Adapted by scribes Ryan Gaudet and Joseph Kanarek, UFO will have Jackson star as Paul Foster, a test pilot who joins S.H.A.D.O. (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization), a covert org built under a Hollywood studio that defends Earth against a race of aliens who have been abducting humans and using the body parts.
"Character development is the most critical part of UFO, and Joshua's terrific talent and range is exactly what I need to convey the inner conflict of the character of Paul Foster," Gratzner said.