News have come thorough via The Hollywood Reporter that Sin Nombre director Cary Fukunaga (currently winning plaudits for his adaptation of the Emily Bronte classic, Jane Eyre) will be working within a very different genre for his next feature. The American filmmaker will direct sci-fi thriller, Spaceless, for Universal, and will also rewrite the screenplay based off the original spec by Jeff Vintar (one of the screenwriters from i, Robot).

It’s a trippy, reality-bending tale of an assassin in space who awakens to find himself deep in the galaxy, having no recollection of what happened since breaking into the space station where he was to perform his hit. Alone (and with a limited air supply), he must try to solve the mystery of his death.

Earlier this year, it was announced that Fukunaga would direct and co-write No Blood, No Guts, No Glory (one of the scripts from the 2009 Black List). It looks like Spaceless has now taken priority over that.