Christian Alvart (Case 39) has been hired to direct the bigscreen adaptation of Jess Walter's satirical political novel, The Zero for Warner Independent Pictures, John Wells Productions, and Blumhouse Productions.

Walter's book centers on a New York City cop who shoots himself in the head less than a week after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, says The Hollywood Reporter. Suffering strange memory lapses, he is assigned to work at a shadowy agency where he must analyze every scrap of paper blown across New York when the Twin Towers fell. He suddenly finds himself drawn into a sinister government plot.

The Zero has no production schedule.