Sony Takes Patterson’s Ride

Sony Pictures has acquired screen rights to James Patterson’s young adult novel series “Maximum Ride” says Variety.

The story followse six children who have been genetically altered to be 98% human and 2% bird. The kids, who are bred to fly, escape a lab-rat existence and are then pursued by their scientist creators, who send a pack of part-human part-wolves called Erasers to hunt them down.

Don Payne (“Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” “My Super Ex-Girlfriend”) will pen the script and Patterson will serve as executive producer.