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Fox picks up 'Doomsday Protocol'

Science fiction spec by Shane Salerno

TORONTO -- In a seven-figure deal, Fox has picked up "Doomsday Protocol," an original spec by Shane Salerno.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it is known to be an epic science fiction adventure in the vein of "The Seven Samurai" involving a group of aliens and humans with various abilities who are brought together to save Earth.

Fox's Alex Young developed the project with Salerno and will oversee.

Salerno, repped by Endeavor, has the actioners "Alien vs. Predator: Requiem," "Ghost Rider," "Shaft" and "Armageddon" among his credits.