Fox have acquired rights to Joe Hill’s forthcoming novel The Fireman, which is set to be published by Gollancz on June 7th 2016. Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans, Now You See Me) is said to be down to direct it. Temple Hill partners Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Maze Runner, The Fault in our Stars) are said to be producing the film.
With the epic scope of The Passage and the emotional impact of The Road, The Fireman is a gripping end-of-the-world thriller. Set in a world overtaken by an incurable runaway pathogen that causes death by spontaneous combustion, the story follows school nurse Harper, who is determined to live long enough to deliver her baby. But when all it takes is a spark to start a deadly blaze, she’s going to need some help from the mysterious fireman.