Len Wiseman to helm Shrapnel
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Underworld director discovered the story while out shopping for comics with his ten-year-old daughter and immediately sought to acquire the rights.
The story of Shrapnel follows a colony of humans who in the future have colonised the solar system and built a Solar Alliance to govern the planets.
It will be developed as a live-action film, but it is thought a 3D approach is being considered.
Wiseman has directed and scripted two Underworld features starring Kate Beckinsale as a vampire warrior entrenched in a war with the werewolves.
His is currently attached to rumoured Tom Cruise flick Motorcade, which focuses on a terrorist plot against the president as his car navigates through Los Angeles.