To be directed by D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia), the film is based on the first of a six-book science fiction series from writer James Frey. Al Gough and Miles Millar wrote the script.
The project is about a group of nine earthbound alien teens who escaped their planet just before it was destroyed by a hostile species. While the high school-aged kids assimilate, the title character discovers that he is being hunted by the enemy that blew up his planet.