French director Mathieu Kassovitz has been attached to direct Rebellion and MNP, produced by the director's production house MNP Entreprise.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kassovitz will both star in and direct Rebellion, based on the true story of French commandoes who clashed with tribal dwellers in the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia in 1988. The film will start shooting at the end of the year.
Next up, Kassovitz will take on planet earth in MNP, a big-budget film set on a space station.
MNP, the name of both the first space station and Kassovitz's indie shingle with co-producer Benoit Jaubert, will feature two U.S. stars and eight actors from around the world.
"This is my ultimate movie. Everything we've done until now has been preparing us to be able make this movie," Kassovitz said.
The technologically heavy "end of the world" project will utilize special planes that are able to simulate a zero gravity environment for 25 seconds. MNP will work closely with space stations and aeronautical organizations to prepare for the complex project that is set to start shooting in 2011.