David S. Goyer sits in the director’s chair for The Breach

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

We first reported on THE BREACH in the fall of 2012, when David S. Goyer’s name came up in conjunction with the sci-fi thriller. And though it lay dormant for a while, the project is back up and running.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Goyer will direct the adaptation of Patrick Lee’s novel of the same name for Lionsgate. TRANSFORMERS producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing, while Justin Rhodes writes the script.

Here is the book’s synopsis:

Thirty years ago, in a facility buried beneath a vast Wyoming emptiness, an experiment gone awry accidentally opened a door. It is the world’s best-kept secret—and its most terrifying.

Trying to regain his life in the Alaskan wilds, ex-con/ex-cop Travis Chase stumbles upon an impossible scene: a crashed 747 passenger jet filled with the murdered dead, including the wife of the President of the United States. Though a nightmare of monumental proportions, it pales before the terror to come, as Chase is dragged into a battle for the future that revolves around an amazing artifact.

Allied with a beautiful covert operative whose life he saved, Chase must now play the role he’s been destined for—a pawn of incomprehensible forces or humankind’s final hope—as the race toward Apocalypse begins in earnest.

Because something is loose in the world. And doomsday is not only possible . . . it is inevitable.

The book is the first in a planned trilogy (of course, aren’t they all?). The next novel in the trilogy is Ghost Country, followed by Deep Sky. We’ll see if more film adaptations follow.

Goyer is of course the co-writer of Warner Bros.’ BATMAN movies, as well as last summer’s MAN OF STEEL. The last film he directed was 2009’s THE UNBORN, starring Odette Yustman (pictured below).

Source: THR

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