David S. Goyer has signed on to direct sci-fi thriller The Breach for Lionsgate, says The Hollywood Reporter. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the adaptation of the book, written by Patrick Lee. Justin Rhodes wrote the script.
The book is officially described as follows:
Travis Chase, a man putting his life back together after fifteen years in prison, takes a solo hike into the Alaskan Rockies. He's just looking for a quiet place to think about his future, but what he finds is trouble: a 747, downed in remote wilderness, the wreck impossibly undiscovered by authorities. Those aboard are dead, though not because of the crash. They've been shot.
This aircraft, along with the terrifying object it was transporting, is only the beginning for Travis. Within hours he finds himself at the center of a violent conflict that spans the globe, and a secret war that dates back three decades. A war for possession of radically advanced technology—that wasn't created by human hands.
'Breach" is the first of a three-novel series, which also includes "Ghost Country" and "Deep Sky."
Goyer's feature directing credits include Blade: Trinity, The Invisible and The Unborn. He's written many blockbusters, include the "Blade" films, "The Dark Knight" trilogy, Man of Steel and the upcoming Superman/Batman film.