In a rare pilot gig, feature helmer Jonathan Mostow (U-571, Terminator 3) has signed on to direct and executive produce TNT‘s action drama pilot The Last Ship, executive produced by another action movie director-producer, Michael Bay.

Based on the popular novel by William Brinkley, The Last Ship centers on the crew of a naval destroyer who, after a global catastrophe decimates the earth’s population, are forced to confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they are among the only survivors. Without A Trace creator Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane wrote the script and are exec producing with Mostow and Platinum Dunes’ Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. In TV, WME-repped Mostow previously directed the finale of the Emmy-winning HBO mini-series From The Earth To The Moon.