Paul Bettany has recently signed on to star in the directorial debut thriller from Scott Stewart titled Legion. According to Variety, Stewart co-wrote the script for Screen Gems' Legion with the talented screenwriter Peter Schink.

Legion is a story that follows what happens when God loses faith in humanity and sends his legion of angels to wipe out the human race for the second time. The hope of mankind lies in a group of misfits holed up in a diner in the desert who are aided by the archangel Michael (Bettany).

Production for Legion is scheduled to start in March on location in New Mexico.