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Warner Bros is looking to get a little more adult with their future adaptations. The studio has recently gone to bed with the Sleeper conspiracy for a franchise of spooning.
Warner Bros to Sleeper Code
According to Variety, Warner Bros. has acquired screen rights to the Tom Sniegoski novel Sleeper Code. Wasting no time, the studio has already picked up scribe Jason Keller to adapt the book into a thriller.
Published last month as a young-adult title by Penguin, Sleeper Code is the first of a series that will be refashioned as an adult franchise.
The lead character suffers from an extreme form of narcolepsy, forcing him to be home-schooled and to work out of the house. When his psychologist is murdered and his files go missing, he discovers he hasn't been sleeping at all. Kind of like Memento... but not.
Peter Donaldson, Stacy Maes and Jay Sanders will produce.
Donaldson and Sanders turned Sniegoski's novel Fallen into a trilogy of films for ABC Family, and they've set at Universal the novel Outcast, which Sniegoski wrote with Christopher Golden.
Keller got picked up for the project after writing The Willing Patriot for Warner Bros. He also wrote The Tourist with Hugh Jackman to star.