For one group of thieves, the ultimate score isn't in a bank but... on the moon?
That's the premise of director Doug Liman's "Luna," a sci-fi thriller that just got the green light from Paramount Pictures, according to Variety.
"Luna" centers on a renegade group of former space employees, led by an Eastern European woman, who travel the world, stealing space equipment in an attempt to go back to the moon to acquire an energy source. The last item to steal -- or in this case, kidnap -- is an ex-NASA employee.
Sounds pretty sweet, doesn't it? So does the potential cast, as Liman has reportedly already met with Chris Pine, who's already spent some time in outer space as James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," and Bradley Cooper, whose meeting was obligatory just because he has to be at least vaguely attached to every project in Hollywood these days.
Other actors being considered for roles in "Luna" include Emilie Hirsch, Andrew Garfield, Rosario Dawson, Megan Fox, Rachel McAdams, Eva Mendes, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde.
No deals have been made yet, though Paramount has put this one on the fast track, so expect some casting announcements in the next couple of weeks.
"Luna" has been described as "Ocean's Eleven" meets "SpaceCamp." Now, really, did you ever expect to hear a pitch like that? Sold!