This movie is going to be a feature film version of the British television series that is going to be directed by visual effects guru Matthew Gratzner (Iron Man).
Jackson will play Paul Foster. He is a test pilot who joins up with S.H.A.D.O. (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization), "a covert org built under a Hollywood studio that defends Earth against a race of aliens who have been abducting humans and using the body parts."
The TV series was very popular in the 1970s.
"Character development is the most critical part of UFO, and Joshua's terrific talent and range is exactly what I need to convey the inner conflict of the character of Paul Foster," Gratzner stated.