Warner Bros. has picked up film rights to Dan Krokos’ young adult novel The Planet Thieves, with the hope that the studio can set it up as their own big hitter along the lines of Twilight and Hunger Games, although more decidedly sci-fi based. The book is being published by Tor/Macmillan in the US next May.
The novel is about the SS Egypt, which gets attacked by a group of aggressive aliens who steal some sensitive technology that could bring the demise of earth. The tale centres aroung Mason Stark, a young space cadet that leads the attack against a group of aliens that stole technology.
Heyday Films and Benderspink are producing alongside Pouya Shahbazian. (Source: Deadline)