Deadline are reporting that Paul Verhoeven is set to direct his work US feature since 2000’s Hollow Man with erotic supernatural thriller, Eternal.

From a script by David Loughery (Lakeview Terrace, Obsessed), Eternal follows a married man and recovering alcoholic who manages to talk a woman down from throwing herself off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The pair embarks on a passionate affair, but he soon makes the shocking discovery that she’s after his soul, not a soulmate.

Sounds like Verhoeven is playing it safe and judging from the plot details here, we could have another trashy, yet thoroughly entertaining feature on his hands – think Basic Instinct meets Ghost, with the saucy content from Showgirls thrown in for good measure.