Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to an upcoming sci-fi book that they want to adapt into a feature film called The Planet Thieves. The book was written by Dan Krokos and the story "follows a young space cadet who finds himself caught in the middle of Earth’s struggle to survive. His ship is attacked by an alien race bent on gaining control of a weapon they’re carrying on board."
The book will be released in may of next year, and Harry Potter producer David Heyman will be developing it. Krokos is also supposed to be writing a sequel to the book, but no word on if that is part of the studio's deal. I imagine they will want to turn it into a lucrative franchise if they can.
It sounds like it could make for a solidly entertaining flick. What do you think about the basic story plot? Does it interest you at all?
Here's the description for the book:
When the crew of the SS Egypt gets massacred by an alien race, Mason Stark, a thirteen-year-old cadet in the Earth Space Command, must lead his fellow cadets in a daring surprise attack to retake the ship, and recover a stolen technology that could spell the end of planet Earth.