Brad Pitt to Develop Feature Film on Sci-Fi Novel


Los Angeles: Actor-producer Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment will be adapting “Illuminae”, a new young adult sci-fi novel in collaboration with Warner Bros.

Written by award-winning authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff the story is told through a dossier of hacked documents including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports and interviews, said The Hollywood Reporter.

The first of The Illuminae Files trilogy, the novel centres on a hacker and her ex-boyfriend in the year 2575 with two rival mega corporations 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.

Pitt will produce along with Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.

Sarah Esberg will executive produce and execute for Plan B.

Hunt for writers to adapt Illuminae has already started.

Plan B has produced films like World War Z, 12 Years a Slave, The Big Short and The Lost City of Z.