Scribe will writer and possibly direct.

Oscar nominated screenwriter Sheldon Turner (‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘Up in the Air’) has been hired by Relativity Media to pen the script for the “gritty action thriller” ‘Borderland.’

The film, described as a “modern-day Western meets ‘Magnificent Seven,’” follows a newly installed mayor in a resort town who hires a band of ex and current Special Forces operatives to train the townsfolk to fight back against a violent cartel.

Turner is believed to be eyeing ‘Borderland’ as a directing vehicle. He will produce with Jennifer Klein via their Vendetta banner.