Steelheart

7/22/15 - Fox has set Carter Blanchard to adapt Steelheart, the first of a book trilogy by Brandon Sanderson that is being developed as a potential directing vehicle for Shawn Levy. Fox bought the book in January after the author had sketched out that first book and a follow-up, Firefight. Levy is producing through his 21 Laps banner.  This could potentially provide a franchise play with an original twist on the superhero genre: the idea of what happens if the handful of all-powerful people lord their powers over everyone else and enslave them. The tale begins with a burst in the sky that gave some ordinary people extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics, but with incredible gifts came the desire to rule. In what was once Chicago, an astonishingly powerful Epic named Steelheart installed himself as emperor. Nobody fights back but the Reckoners, a shadowy group of ordinary humans who spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. The book centers on David, who wants in the group because Steelheart killed his father, and he alone knows the Epics’ true weakness.  Daria Cerek is overseeing for Fox with Will Rack for 21 Laps.  Source: Deadline.com