Hayden Christensen is starring in Jumper, Regency Enterprises' big-budget thriller being directed by The Bourne Identity director, Doug Liman.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Regency has partnered with 20th Century Fox to finance the production, which their sources say is budgeted in the $100 million range and the companies are hoping this will be the first film in a trilogy.

Tom Sturridge was to have played the lead role of David, which now will be played by Christensen, since a decision was made to go with a more prominent actor. Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell and Teresa Palmer remain with the production.

The production of the movie was suppose to have started earlier in the summer, and with the casting of Christensen, filming will begin at the end if this month in Toronto, Rome and Tokyo.