The American Sniper producer has set his sights on the sci-fi adventure for AMBI Group. AMBI Distribution handles international sales and will introduce the project in Cannes.

Lazar will produce alongside AMBI’s Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi (pictured) as well as Christina Weiss Lurie, with Steven Shainberg set to direct. Lurie, Shainberg and Lazar run Tango Pictures.

The project is based on a story by Shainberg and Brian Nelson, who wrote the screenplay about a single mother abducted by a mysterious organisation.

AMBI is currently in production on James Franco’s In Dubious Battle based on John Steinbeck’s novel about the struggle between labour and capital in 1930s America.