Smallville showrunners and screenwriters Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, are currently in talks to direct a film based on a young adult book series called Homelanders.
According to THR the story is described as The Bourne Identity crossed with Disturbia, and centers on a high school student who wakes up to find himself tied to a chair, not knowing where he is or how a whole year has passed. After he manages to escape, he embarks on an adventure to find out why terrorists and the authorities are after him.
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura is producing the project for Summit Entertainment, and they've hired screenwriter Miles Chapman to adapt the book by Andrew Klavan into script form. Chapman recently wrote The Tomb which currently has Antoine Fuqua attached to direct and Bruce Willis attached to star. According to the report Summit and the filmmakers are going to throw a sci-fi element to the story.
It seems like everyone is throwing a sci-fi element into every film these days. This sounds like a solid story, nothing new or original from what I can tell, but it could be fun. All I can hope for is that they don't cast Taylor Lautner in the lead role.
The first book in the series is called The Last Thing I Remember, and here's the description of the book:
Charlie West just woke up in someone else's nightmare.
He's strapped to a chair. He's covered in blood and bruises. He hurts all over. And a strange voice outside the door just ordered his death.
The last thing he can remember, he was a normal high-school kid doing normal things--working on his homework, practicing karate, daydreaming of becoming an air force pilot, writing a pretty girl's number on his hand. How long ago was that? Where is he now? Who is he really?
And more to the point . . . how is he going to get out of this room alive?
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