Fringe star Joshua Jackson is taking his ongoing fight against extra-terrestrial freaky fringe science to the movie screen. He's signed on to headline the big screen version of 1970s British series UFO.

Jackson, who despite his Fringe smirks and long dramatic pauses will always be Pacey from Dawson's Creek to me, will play Paul Foster, a pilot who joins SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization) to combat an alien plan to harvest human body parts in the new feature version of Gerry Anderson's awesome series. The movie will be the directing debut of Iron Man's visual effects supervisor, Matthew Gratzner, and hopefully launch a new craze for purple hair, which was always one of the best things about the show.


Joshua Jackson's captain of 'UFO' [Variety]