Lionsgate has acquired the rights to Patrick Lee's 2009 novel The Breach, which has David S. Goyer attached to direct. Justin Rhodes is writing the screenplay adaptation, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura producing.

Here's the book's official description below.

"Travis Chase, a man putting his life back together after fifteen years in prison, takes a solo hike into the Alaskan Rockies. He's just looking for a quiet place to think about his future, but what he finds is trouble: a 747, downed in remote wilderness, the wreck impossibly undiscovered by authorities. Those aboard are dead, though not because of the crash. They've been shot.

This aircraft, along with the terrifying object it was transporting, is only the beginning for Travis. Within hours he finds himself at the center of a violent conflict that spans the globe, and a secret war that dates back three decades. A war for possession of radically advanced technology-that wasn't created by human hands."

David S. Goyer optioned the book late last year, developing it independently with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, but he began taking it to studios last week. Warner Bros., Fox, Relativity Media and Millennium Entertainment were interested in the project, but one of the reasons Lionsgate won the bidding was the studio's intent on fast-tracking the project into production. The Breach is the first of a three-novel series, followed by Ghost Country and Deep Sky.

David S. Goyer hasn't directed a feature since 2009's The Unborn, but he most recently directed two episodes of Da Vinci's Demons, the Starz TV series he created. David S. Goyer most recently wrote Man of Steel and the upcoming sequel Batman Vs. Superman.