(CBR) 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.