Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke is negotiating with Sony's Columbia Pictures to develop and direct a film adaptation of Maximum Ride, which is also a young-adult fantasy series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the five-volume series by James Patterson chronicles six teens, known as the Flock, who are genetically altered so that they are part human and part bird. Learning to fly, they escape the laboratory where they have been housed and are pursued by a pack of creatures called the Erasers that are part human and part wolf.

Don Payne (Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer) is writing a screenplay.

No production date has been set.