Helmer adapting young adult sci-fi novel.
‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ and ‘Wanted’ director Timur Bekmambetov’s production banner Bazelevs has secured the feature film rights to Stephen Tunney’s young adult sci-fi novel ‘One Hundred Percent Lunar Boy.’
Variety reports that Bekmambetov has hired screenwriter Edward Ricourt (‘Now You See Me’) to pen the screenplay that will “combine a visually inventive world with a powerful coming-of-age story about a boy finding his place in the universe.”
Bekmambetov and Michele Wolkoff (‘Apollo 18’) will produce, with Guy Stodel (‘Be Kind Rewind’) executive producing.
The official book synopsis:
“Two thousand years in the future, the Moon has become a run-down experiment in terraforming and colonization with a dusty patina and a bright red sky. To sixteen-year-old Hieronymus Rexaphin, it is the only world he has ever known until he meets a girl from Earth called Windows Falling on Sparrows, who is inexplicably drawn to him because of his special–some say dangerous–condition. Hieronymus is a One Hundred Percent Lunar Boy who can see the fourth primary color, which gives him the ability to see the future path of time and matter. To look into his eyes will cause madness or even death, authorities say, so he is forced to wear goggles at all times. The color of his eyes is against Lunar law, and some say against nature.
After breaking the Moon s most serious law and exposing his eyes to the curious young Earth girl, Hieronymus embarks on a tremendous misadventure to protect his friends and save his family, and to escape exile and imprisonment on the far side of the moon.”