The Incendies filmmaker with direct from Aaron Guzikowski’s story about a carpenter who goes after his daughter’s kidnappers and runs up against a big city detective assigned to the case.

Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will produce alongside 8:38 Productions’ Kira Davis and Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. Ed McDonnell and John Stark will serve as executive producers.

Production is scheduled to begin early 2013 next year after Jackman has completed work on the next Wolverine film for Fox.

Alcon is targeting a November 2013 release through its output deal with Warner Bros.