Legendary British film-maker Nicolas Roeg is attached to direct Adina, a philosophical horror exploring society's obsession with youth, sex and beauty.

Producers are Andy Denemark and Bernadette Elliott for New York-based Burnt Danish Productions.

Scheduled for production later this year, the film is written by Bernadette Elliott and Michael Lupetin. "Nicolas Roeg has created some of the most daring and cinematic films of the post-war period," said Lupetin in a statement. "We're thrilled to be working with such an admired and established film-maker."

Roeg, whose credits include Performance, Don't Look Now, Walkabout and The Man Who Fell To Earth, is represented by his son, Luc Roeg of London-based Artists Independent Network.

Other projects in development for Burnt Danish include Undivided, a film about twins on opposite sides of WWII, which will be the directorial debut of actor Vincent Spano, and Without You, an homage to classic 1950s melodrama.