Petersen To Helm The Grays

Author Whitley Strieber has revealed on his official site that Wolfgang Petersen (“Troy,” “The Perfect Storm”) will direct the film adaptation of his sci-fi novel “The Grays” for Sony Pictures.

In his novel a triumvirate of Grays, known as the Three Thieves, has occupied a small Kentucky town for decades – abducting its residents and manipulating fates and bloodlines in hopes of creating an ultra-intelligent human being.

Nine-year-old Conner Callahan will face the ultimate terror as he struggles to understand who he has been bred to be and what he must do to save humanity.

Shooting is scheduled to begin pre-strike for a Summer 2009 release.