Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, who was not asked back to direct its upcoming sequel, New Moon apparently plans to stay within the realm of adapting young adult fiction.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hardwicke is currently in talks with Sony to develop and direct a film based on the Maximum Ride book series by James Patterson. The five-part series is about six genetically altered half-human half-bird flying teenagers who escape the lab where they were created only to be hunted down by half-human half-wolves called The Erasers. Yeah, this is a huge step up from glittery vampires that love baseball.
But if that sounds too ridiculous for you, don’t worry! Don Payne, who wrote the script for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is penning this one, so you know it’ll be good. Avi Arad, Ari Arad, and Steven Paul are the producers and Patterson is executive producing.