Spike Lee is in talks to direct the action thriller Nagasaki Deadline that Warner Bros-based Alcon Entertainment will finance and co-produce.

Nagasaki Deadline screenwriters David and Peter Griffiths will serve as executive producers on the project. William Broyles Jr re-wrote the script and the Griffiths completed a subsequent polish.

The story revolves around an emotionally scarred FBI agent who must decipher historic events in a desperate race to avert a terrorist plot.

Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will co-produce with Avatar and Titanicproducer Jon Landau, Rae Sanchini, who served as executive producer on Titanic, and Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants producer Kira Davis.

“This is an exciting, action-packed thriller, with epic scope, a thrilling, intelligent big screen tentpole for a worldwide audience,” Johnson and Kosove said. “We are fans of Spike Lee’s work… He has a brilliant artistic sense for creating atmosphere and tension.”

Lee and Broyles are represented by CAA. The Griffiths are represented by Adam Levine at Verve.

Alcon’s next release is the urban comedy Lottery Ticket starring Bow Wow and Ice Cube that opens through Warner Bros on August 20. They have just wrapped principle photography in New York on Something Borrowed starring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski.