The Adjustment Bureau helmer will team up with The Last Stand screenwriter Andrew Knauer on the untitled movie.
Plot details for the film are yet to emerge but Nolfi has been confirmed as co-producer alongside Michael Hackett, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Nolfi, who has writing credits on such blockbusters as The Bourne Ultimatum and Ocean's Twelve, made his directorial debut on The Adjustment Bureau in 2011.
He is also working on Cuban Missile Crisis drama One Minute to Midnight, a project he will both write and direct.
Universal Pictures is yet to announce a potential release date for its untitled sci-fi film.
Watch the trailer for The Adjustment Bureau below: