Taylor Lautner has signed on for the film version of the fantasy young adult novel Incarceron, set for development at Fox 2000, reports Deadline.
The project, first announced back in March, is based on the novel of the same name, written by Catherine Fisher and published earlier this year. It tells the story of a 17-year-old prisoner named Finn (Lautner’s role) who has lived his whole life in a self-sustaining prison where one generation of inmates gives birth to the next. Following the legend of the only man who ever escaped Incarceron, Sapphique, Finn teams with the warden’s daughter, Claudia, to mount a fantastic escape.
Planned as a series of novels, the film adaptation will arrive with a script from Bill Collage and Adam Cooper.