Deadline New York is reporting that Taken's Maggie Grace and Guy Pearce have boarded Luc Besson's drama Lockout for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The film blasts a Taken-like premise to outer space. Besson came up with the script with directors James Mather and Stephen St. Leger.

Pearce is attached to play a man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. He's offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates. Grace will play the president's daughter.

Production begins September 7.