Variety is reporting that Joshua Jackson has been cast in the feature film version of the 70′s cult classic Gerry Anderson British TV show UFO. Joshua Jackson, the star of the hit Fox TV show Fringe will star as Paul Foster, a test pilot who joins S.H.A.D.O. (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization), a covert org built under a Hollywood studio that defends Earth against a race of aliens who have been abducting humans and using the body parts. The film will be directed by visual effects wiz Matthew Gratzner who most recently worked on Iron Man and Martin Scorsese’s upcoming creepy thriller “Shutter Island”. Shooting is set to begin this spring in the UK.
Gerry Anderson’s work is revered by fans around the world. Here’s hoping we don’t end up with anything like the dismal remake of the classic Thunderbirds series!