According to Variety, J.T. Petty is writing and directing The Burrowers for Lions Gate Films, with Blue Star producing.

A horror film set in the Wild West is described as Aliens meets The Searchers, the 1956 John Wayne Western.

"Burrowers" will be Petty's third feature as a writer-director, following Soft for Digging, a Sundance cult horror pic, and Mimic: Sentinel for Dimension.

He's also the writer of Tom Clancy's vidgame "Splinter Cell" and co-wrote the Splinter Cell feature script that Peter Berg is directing for Paramount.