Alexandre Aja has signed on to direct The Contractor, a drama set up at Gaumont.

According to Variety, Ian Jeffers is rewriting the script. Alexandra Milchan will produce.

The story is set in a world where the U.S. government can no longer afford to fight wars and authorizes private contractors to send a band of elite soldiers on missions around the world.

Aja will tackle the project after he completes Piranha 3-D for Dimension Films.