Nick Lyon has been set to direct the third sequel in the Species franchise, according to Production Weekly.

He recently directed the Sci-Fi's telefilm Grendel, set to air on the network next month.

The script by Ben Ripley, who wrote Species III, follows Miranda Hollander, a beautiful and brilliant young university professor who's horrified when her "uncle," Tom Hollander, reveals that she is not actually human after all, but an alien hybrid he created in a laboratory with his former scientific associate Forbes McGuire.

When Miranda's bestial alien side emerges, with bloody consequences, Tom rushes her to Mexico, hoping that Forbes will be able to help. But when Forbes and Tom combine forces to prolong Miranda's lapsed life span, they soon learn that the "cure" is far worse than the disease.

Filming is scheduled to begin filming in Mexico City early October.