John Malkovichwill join Thomas Jane in Ed Pressman's sci-fi adaptation of hit board game TheMutant Chronicles.

Simon Hunter isdirecting from a screenplay by Philip Eisner set in the 23rd century in whichcorporations have ravaged the planet's resources, leaving humans and mutants tofight it out for the scraps.

Malkovich willplay the omnipotent head of the corporate council against Jane's battle-wearymarine who leads a crack squad against the mutants.

Pressman and hisEdward R Pressman Film Corp is producing with Tim Dennison, Stephen Belafonteand Peter La Terriere.

Alessandro Camonand Paradox Entertainment's Peter Sederowsky and Fred Malmberg are serving asexecutive producers along with Steve Christian of Isle of Man Film and CharlesFinch.

Edward RPressman Film Corp is financing with Grosvenor Park and Isle of Man Film andVoltage Pictures is handling international sales.

The MutantChronicles is scheduled to begin shooting in early summer in London and on theIsle of Man. Finch of Finch and Partners negotiated Malkovich's deal withPressman Film's Jon Katz and Libby Savill of Olswang.

Pressman andVoltage Pictures' first collaboration, a remake of Sisters starring Chloe Sevigny, Stephen Rea andLou Doillon, started production in Vancouver this week.