Lionsgate has emerged from the gruesome bidding war for ‘The Breach’ and now David S. Goyer (‘The Dark Knight Rises‘, ‘Man Of Steel‘) will be heading right into it! The film will be an adaption of a novel that is the first of a trilogy by Patrick Lee and the screenplay is being written by Justin Rhodes (‘Contract Killers’, ‘Roots’).

Goyer has made a name for himself penning and producing comic book adaptations so it’s on the one hand somewhat different territory taking a novel (and the first of a trilogy) to the big screen. Also, while he’s pretty well versed in those roles, his directorial performances in genre films have been a little questionable. On the horror and suspense end of things, ‘The Unborn’ probably would have been better off not having been born and ‘The Invisible’ would have been better off left unseen. The one that sticks out the most, thoug,h was his work on ‘Blade: Trinity’ which left a sour note on what had been an entertaining trilogy.

Still, one can hope that his work with the most recent Batman and Superman franchises may have allowed him to pickup a few new tricks that will give us a great view of what ‘The Breach’ actually is.

Personally I’d be a bit more excited to hear that Goyer was producing or writing the screenplay and had someone else in the director’s seat. With how talented he is in other areas, I truly hope he proves me wrong and we get a solid film because the concept sounds far out enough to be a fun ride.

Book 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.

Are you excited to see ‘The Breach’ get moved from page to big screen? If you’ve read it who do you think should be cast in the role of Travis Chase?

Source: Cinema Blend