Though director Marc Forster won’t be returning for Paramount’s World War Z sequel, he intends to stick with the action/thriller genre for the time-being. Deadline reports that Forster is attached to helm an adaptation of the Pierce Brown novel Red Rising, which takes place on a desolate Mars and revolves around a lower-class protagonist who becomes a revolutionary and sets about upending an oppressive power. Joe Roth is set to produce, and two studios are apparently in the mix to bring the project to fruition—though neither is Paramount, as Forster and the studio didn’t exactly part on good terms following the difficult production and post-production of World War Z.
Forster has always been a bit of a genre-hopper, making his action debut on the 2008 Bond film Quantum of Solace after helming lighter or more dramatic fare like Stranger Than Fiction and Finding Neverland. Sci-fi is certainly new territory for the filmmaker, but it’ll be interesting to see how this one comes together. Read the synopsis for the book after the jump.