Joshua Jackson stars in Matthew Gratzner’s UFO

Joshua Jackson (Fox’s “Fringe”) will star in UFO, the feature adaptation of the British TV series.

Jackson will star as Paul Foster, a test pilot who joins S.H.A.D.O. (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization), a covert organization built under a Hollywood studio that defends Earth against a race of aliens who have been abducting humans and using the body parts.

The Gerry Anderson-created series was a cult hit in the 1970s. The film, written by Ryan Gaudet and Joseph Kanarek, is scheduled to start shooting in the spring in the UK. Visual effects guru Matthew Gratzner is on board to direct.