Paul Verhoeven to direct Eternal

Paul Verhoeven has revealed that he will next helm the film Eternal.

According to Deadline, the film deals with a man who, though he thinks he’s having an affair, learns that the woman he’s been sleeping with is really a ghost and is trying to steal his soul.

Originally penned by David Loughery (who wrote 2009’s Obsessed), the film is set for a rewrite by Richard D’Ovidio (who previously dealt with the supernatural in his 2001 version of Thirteen Ghosts).

The film is expected to begin production in summer 2011.