Besson Producing Orbital Prison Break Thriller

Acclaimed short filmmakers Stephen St. Leger and James Mather (“Prey Alone”) are attached to direct the 3D sci-fi actioneer “Section 8” for EuropaCorp reports Variety.

The $30+ million English-language project follows events when five hundred of the world’s most dangerous prisoners unexpectedly awaken from a kind of suspended animation. The twist? Their ‘prison’ is in orbit 50 miles above the Earth.

The Irish filmmaking duo will produce along with Luc Besson. Shooting kicks off around April/May.