Brad Pitt's Plan B and Warner Bros. adapting YA sci-fi tale Illuminae
Warner Bros. and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment are headed to the 26th century with Illuminae, an adaptation of the young-adult sci-fi novel from Australian authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
Published in October, the book tells the story of a teenager hacker and her fighter pilot ex-boyfriend who get caught in the middle of a war between two megacorporations over an icy planet on the far edge of the universe. Structured as a sort of futuristic epistolary novel, Illuminae is told through a dossier of documents including emails, schematics, military files, medical reports, and more.
Speaking to EW in May, Kaufman said the story is “like Battlestar Galactica meets Ten Things I Hate About You.” Two more Illuminae novels are planned.
Pitt will produce the adaptation with Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner. Jesse Ehrman and Julia Spiro are overseeing the project for Warner Bros. The next step will be to find a writer or writers to adapt the script.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.