Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct), returning to the world of erotic thrillers, is in talks to direct an untitled thriller for Relativity Media with Wendy Miller handling the re-write.

According to Variety, the story centers on a college intern who finds himself trapped in a dangerous affair with the boss's wife. The project is described as Risky Business meets Fatal Attraction.

Michael De Luca is producing via his Sony-based De Luca Prods. banner. Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley are also producing.

Relativity, which picked up the script in May, has fast-tracked the project and is eyeing an early 2009 production start date.