Warner Bros preempted the Leo Sardarian spec The Expansion Project. Brad Peyton, who just directed Rampage for the studio, is attaching as director. Logline: a rookie female marine gets stranded on a hostile planet during humanity’s space colonization.

Sardarian made the Black List for his script Nicholas. Safehouse Pictures’ Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell will produce with Peyton and his ASAP partner Jeff Fierson. Matt Schwartz is exec producer.

The writer’s repped by APA and Echo Lake Entertainment. CAA reps Peyton.

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