James Hibberd
August 18, 2014 AT 12:00 PM EDT

If you liked the 2009 original Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie and the pilot for CBS’ Under the Dome, this might interest you: Niels Arden Oplev has signed on to direct the USA pilot thriller Mr. Robot.

The Denmark writer-director, who helped introduce one of the most iconic hackers in pop culture history in Dragon Tattoo, will helm the first episode of the potential series about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. From the official description: “He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about. Elliot will find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America.”

The pilot is from executive producer and writer Sam Esmail (Comet) along with exec prods Steve Golin (True Detective) and Chad Hamilton (Breakup at a Wedding).

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