The Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization (SHADO) is coming back, with Fringe and Dawson’s Creek star Joshua Jackson starring in a big screen version of Gerry Anderson‘s UFO.
According to Variety the feature film version of the British TV series that will be directed by visual effects wiz Matthew Gratzner. Jackson will play Paul Foster (a role originally played by Michael Billington), a test pilot who joins SHADO, a secret organiastion that defends Earth against a race of aliens who have been abducting humans and using the body parts. The SHADO HQ will, as in the TV series, be hidden beneath a film studio, but this time round it’ll be a Hollywood studio.
Graztner, a visual effects supervisor on Iron Man, was set last summer to make his feature directing debut on a film that its producers said is aiming for a spring start in the UK.
"Character development is the most critical part of UFO, and Joshua's terrific talent and range is exactly what I need to convey the inner conflict of the character of Paul Foster," says Gratzner.