Fox To Adapt Joe Hill’s “The Fireman”

Louis Leterrier is set to direct a film adaptation of Joe Hill’s upcoming horror novel “The Fireman” at 20th Century FOX and Temple Hill.

The story takes place amid a worldwide plague of spontaneous combustion called Draco Incendia Trychophyton or Dragonscale, giving rise to ruthless Cremation Squads to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore.

The Fireman himself is a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.

Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are producing.

Source: Variety