David S. Goyer signed on to direct intriguing sci-fi thriller The Breach

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Feb 3, 2014, 2:24 PM EST

David S. Goyer is going back to the director's chair with a new, intriguing sci-fi thriller called The Breach.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Man of Steel and Batman vs. Superman scribe -- who's also penning NBC’s Constantine TV series as well as Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons -- will direct the adaptation of the New York Times bestseller written by Patrick Lee and published in 2009. Justin Rhodes wrote the script, and it’ll be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, with Nellie Stevens-Reed of Goyer's production banner Phantom 4 co-producing.

Here's what The Breach is about:

The story centers on a corrupt ex-cop who is trying to get his life back in order when he discovers a crashed plane in the Alaska wilderness. The first lady is among those dead in the wreckage. That sets off an adventure featuring a beautiful survivor, assassins, a secret organization, alien technology and an end-of-the-world scenario.

Goyer had optioned the book late last year and developed it independently with di Bonaventura with the clear intent of directing the sci-fi thriller.

It only went to the studios last week, with Warner Bros., Fox, Relativity and Millenium showing interest in the project. However, Lionsgate nabbed the project and is now showing interest in fast-tracking The Breach.

David S. Goyer's previous directing gigs include Blade: Trinity, The Invisible and The Unborn.

The Breach is the first in a trilogy of novels which includes Ghost Country and Deep Sky.

Are you guys happy to see David S. Goyer going back to pulling duty as director on The Breach?

(The Hollywood Reporter via Coming Soon)