Director takes steampunk-esque thriller for his next.

‘Arbitrage’ writer/director Nicholas Jarecki has revealed that he is set to direct the L.A.-set detective story ‘Fuel.’

Describing the film to Variety at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Jarecki said it would be set “amid the futuristic world of entirely electric vehicles and alternative energy,” with the story centring on “a young man in surveillance; in over his head in a much bigger world than him.”

Jarecki hopes to have the film in production by April or May with a budget of just over $20 million. The project will reunite the director with his ‘Arbitrage’ producer Kevin Turen.