Jonathan Levine Takes Legend

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Jonathan Levine, the director behind The Wackness and the upcoming 50/50, has signed on to direct Legend for CBS Films.

First announced this past February, Legend will be based on the upcoming book by Marie Lu. The plot is officially described as follows.

“Legend” takes place in Los Angeles over a hundred years in the future, when North America is split into two warring nations. [The film] focuses on Day, a Robin Hood figure who happens to be the nation’s most wanted criminal, and June, a teenage prodigy who is hired to hunt him down. The pair are caught in a game of cat and mouse until an impossible truth about their totalitarian leaders forces them to work together.

The Twilight Saga‘s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce.