Warner Bros. has just landed the screen rights to an upcoming action-thriller novel by “The Breach” author Patrick Lee with Justin Lin (Fast Five) attached to direct. The untitled thriller was recently auctioned as part of a three-book deal which will see the first installment on shelves next winter. Lee’s story follows ex-special operative named Sam Dryden who crosses paths with a mysterious young girl and winds up accompanying her in order to protect her from a relentless government agent. Hit the jump for more.
Deadline reports that Lin is attached to helm and produce the currently untitled thriller. Lee currently has his first novel, “The Breach” in development by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers). Lin, meanwhile, has a host of projects in various stages of completion, including putting the finishing touches on Fast & Furious 6, which he directed and produced. He’s no longer involved with The Terminator picture, but remains an executive producer on the reboot of Highlander. He’s also developing Subdivision at Universal, L.A. Riots at Imagine, plus an adaptation of the David Henry Hwang play Chinglish. Lin is also attached to direct the Kamala Films’ adaptation of Lone Wolf and Cub. That should keep him busy for a little while.