Warner Bros. has snapped up the rights to Philip Reeves’ upcoming children’s book, Railhead, which Doug Liman is already in negotiations to direct, according to THR.
The book is set in a futuristic world where trains travel through outer space through a series of portals. A young thief is hired to steal an object that is much more important than he is lead to believe. This starts him on an adventure that could alter the course of the universe.
The isn’t set to be published in the autumn of 2015, so with Warner buying the rights so early they must think it has a lot of potential.
Doug Liman’s next movie, the Tom Cruise sci-fi Edge of Tomorrow, arrives in cinemas in June. He also recently signed up to direct the video game adaptation Splinter Cell last month.