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Screenwriter David S. Goyer is ready to get back into directing, as The Hollywood Reporter reveals he’s signed on to helm The Breach, Lionsgate’s adaptation of the 2009 action/science fiction novel by Patrick Lee.
Jack Ryan‘s Lorenzo di Bonaventura has signed on as producer, with Justin Rhodes (Contract Killers, Grassroots) penning the script.
The Breach follows an ex-cop who finds a crashed plane containing passengers were involved in a secret organization named Tangent. The discovery sets off a chain of events involving assassins, alien technology, an Armageddon scenario, the mystery of Tangent and a dangerous portal named the Breach. Lee’s novel is the first in a trilogy.
Goyer optioned The Breach himself and independently co-developed the project with di Bonaventura.
The last movie Goyer directed was The Unborn, but he’s been heavily involved in Warner Bros. DC Comics-based properties, writing Man of Steel and working on its sequel, as well as crafting the script for the in-development Constantine television series. He also created Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons, whose second season is set to debut March 22.