Gary Ross Defies Gravity

Universal Pictures has landed the rights to children’s fantasy manuscript “Simon Bloom, the Gravity Keeper” as a possible directing vehicle for Gary Ross (“Seabiscuit”, “Pleasantville”).

Written by first-time novelist Michael Reisman, the young-adult novel follows an 11-year-old boy and his two friends who get possession of a physics book that enables them to alter the physical properties of the world, including gravity.

The book, to be published in August, describes a magical world based on physical laws of science, and future installments will incorporate other sciences, such as biology and chemistry reports Reuters.