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.
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.