Subterranean: According to Variety, Director Marcus Nispel, who most recently helmed horror hit The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has set up an original pitch, Subterranean with scribe John Jarrell at Disney-based Beacon Pictures.

The filme, developed for Nispel to direct, is set beneath the city of New York and is described as a sci-fi thriller in a similar vein to Aliens that centers on what is discovered in a subterranean area and how it could impact mankind.

Nispel will also work with Beacon to develop the videogame based upon the film.

Nispel is currently directing USA Network's Dean Koontz miniseries "Frankenstein."

Brian B.