Sylvain White has signed on to direct the futuristic thriller, Static for Columbia Pictures and Neal Moritz's Original Film.

Written by Brad Gann, the story is set in Los Angeles, where the leader of the city's toughest street gang must use his wit and skill to battle rival gangs as he is transported to testify against corrupt members of the city's police force, notes The Hollywood Reporter.

No word on a production schedule for Static.