Straying into sci-fi genre, James Caviezel has reached a deal to take a starring role in The Weinstein Company's "Outlander." The striking actor thereby will join Karl Urban to come under the direction of "Perfect Prey" helmer Howard McCain who also works on the script with Dirk Blackman.
Budgeted around $40 million, "Outlander" revolves around a man from another galaxy who crashes on Earth during the Viking age and unwittingly lets loose Moorwen, an alien predator that he has brought with him, into the land. Film production is slated to begin next month for ten weeks in Nova Scotia, Canada with taking locations around Halifax and Nine Mile River.
Best known for his stunning portrayal of Jesus in Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ", Caviezel has acted in more than 17 film features since his foray into entertainment industry in 1991. His next movie "Deja Vu", also starring Denzel Washington and Val Kilmer, will open in theaters on November 22 this year.