20th Century Fox has scored the film rights to Isaac Asimov's 1954 novel "The Caves of Steel" reports Deadline.
Set three millennia in the future, the story is set in a time when humans on an overcrowded Earth have grown increasingly paranoid of 'spacers', humans on the rich and more spacious outer planets whose society has grown apart from those on Earth.
When a reformist "spacer" ambassador is murdered, a detective pairs up with a robot disguised as a human to solve the crime.
Henry Hobson directs from a script adaptation by John Scott the Third. the duo are currently in pre-production on the teen zombie girl tale "Maggie".