Director Timur Bekmambetov has signed on to make Heatseekers for Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes.

We first reported on the project back in April 2010, when Platinum Dunes acquired the spec screenplay by George Mahaffey. F. Scott Frazier has signed on to rewrite the script. The story centers on an ex-military pilot who takes to the skies to do battle with a group of aerial renegades.

Michael Bay will produce with his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller. Chris Morgan, best known as the screenwriter behind Wanted and Fast Five, is also producing.

No production schedule was given. Timur Bekmambetov last directed Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for Fox.