Would helm the futuristic adventure tale…

Doug Liman, whose sci-fi actioner ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ starring Tom Cruise hits Irish cinemas May 30th, is in talks to take the director’s chair for an adaptation of Philip Reeve’s upcoming children’s book ‘ Railhead.’

The book, hitting bookshelves next year, is set in “a futuristic world where trains run through space via portals,” and centres on “a petty thief hired to steal an object that happens to be more important than he was led to believe.”

Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan are attached to produce via Di Novi Pictures.

Liman recently signed on to take the helm of the Tom Hardy-led video game adaptation ‘Splinter Cell.’