Brad Pitt is putting on his producer’s hat again to make a movie adaptation of the recently published sci-fi novel by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Illuminae, with Warner Bros. backing the movie, according to Variety.
It looks like an attempt to create a franchise, as the book is planned as the first part of the trilogy, so hopefully if the movie is a success, they’ll have plenty of ready-made material for sequels.
The novel, ‘centers on a hacker and her ex-boyfriend in the year 2575 with two rival megacorporations warring over a planet at the edge of the universe. With a plague breaking out, the duo is forced to evacuate the planet with a hostile warship in pursuit. The story is told through a dossier of hacked documents including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports and interviews.’
It’s not clear whether Pitt is looking at this as something he might want to star in, or just produce. It’s likely he’ll wait to see a script before deciding.