New Regency has acquired rights for Last Man, a pitch for a futuristic action film that David Ayer will write and direct, according to Variety.

In the drama, a hardened captain assigned to protect an outpost on a distant planet must lead a group of young, inexperienced American soldiers in battle against an alien race.

The film will be produced by Erwin Stoff and Scott Stuber, with Stuber Co.'s Pam Abdy also serving in a producing capacity.

No production date has been set.