Taken 2 director Olivier Megaton has found his next project, signing on to make the action-thriller Taking Gotham for Emmett/Furla Films.

Thomas Kelly (Blue Bloods) wrote the screenplay, based on the true story of an NYPD unit that was created to stop a spate of violent robberies. When a sting operation goes wrong, the police department cuts all ties with the undercover officers, who are forced to go in deeper to clear their names. Nicolai Fuglsig was previously attached to direct, although a deal was never finalized.

Randall Emmett and George Furla are producing alongside Gianni Nunnari, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, and Michael Prevett. Casting will begin immediately, although it isn't known when production may begin.