Timur Bekmambetov has signed on to direct Paramount Pictures' upcoming action project Heatseekers with Michael Bay among the producers. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that F. Scott Frazer has also boarded the project to draft the screenplay.
Originally scripted by George Mahaffey, Heatseekers is said to follow an ex-military pilot who comes up against a group of air pirates.
Bekmambetov is well known for films like Night Watch and Wanted. He most recently directed Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
In addition to Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller and Chris Morgan will produce.