The story monkeys at Katalyst Prods., Ashton Kutcher's production company, have been working overtime this year. First, they came up with The Arrangement, that Ashton-as-florist movie that Sony bought for $2 million, and now they've successfully pitched and sold a new story called The Engineer to Twentieth Century Fox. In The Engineer, Kutcher will play an American engineer (see how perfect the title is?) in Tokyo who experiences "24 frantic hours" after he's mistaken for a spy. According to Variety, even though the people at Katalyst freely admit to cribbing from Run, Lola, Run (It's 143 in the IMDb top 250?! What is wrong with you people?) and North by Northwest, the story has been in the works for 10 months; now that the deal is done, Mike Finch will get to work on the script.

In the meantime, you can see Kutcher next month in The Guardian, rescuing people alongside everybody's favorite Coast Guard mentor, Kevin Costner. And yes, I'm dangerously excited about this movie. Shut up.