According to Variety, Cry, the Beloved Country helmer Darrell James Roodt will direct indie pic Prey, starring Bridget Moynahan, for producer Anant Singh.
Beau Bauman and Jeff Wadlow, the duo behind Focus Features' Cry Wolf, co-wrote the screenplay with Roodt.
The story follows an American family in Africa on holiday that becomes lost in a labyrinthine game reserve and is stalked by savage lions.
Singh described Prey as "a suspense-filled film that can be likened to Jaws in the African bush."
The pic is set to shoot in South Africa in August.