Prison Break: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brett Ratner has come on board to direct and executive produce the Fox drama pilot "Prison Break."

The project, from 20th Century Fox TV, studio-based Adelstein-Parouse Prods. and Original TV, is in the vein of "The Great Escape" and chronicles an elaborate prison break that plays out over 22 episodes.

Written by Paul Scheuring, "Prison Break" centers on an engineer who inserts himself into a prison he designed to help his brother -- a death row inmate who insists that he is innocent -- escape. To do that, the engineer has tattooed on his torso a copy of the blueprint of the building.