Former Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group topper, Nina Jacobson, will produce the sci-fi thriller Dominion for DreamWorks, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ben Ripley is writing the screenplay, which centers on a human who is chosen to command an army's first-ever platoon of robotic soldiers.

The longtime studio executive said she came up with the idea of Dominion because of the scope of the story. "It's a film that will require a real visionary director, and it's a project that has a lot of big-movie elements," Jacobson said.

Ripley became an in-demand writer when his high-concept sci-fi time-travel spec Source Code sold to Universal Pictures. He has several additional projects in development, including the supernatural horror screenplay WXYZ at Warner Bros. Pictures.