According to The Hollywood Reporter, cinematographer-turned-director Ericson Core has signed on to direct Liberty, a big-budget action movie for Touchstone Pictures being produced by LivePlanet.

The story, which takes place after an electromagnetic pulse disables the infrastructure of the country, revolves around a ragtag group of Americans who must use technology from the 1940s and '50s to defend against a foreign invasion.

LivePlanet's Sean Bailey wrote the script and is producing with Chris Moore. Andrew Marlowe did a rewrite. Jason Reed is overseeing for Touchstone.