Filmmaker David S. Goyer has struck a deal to turn his first novel, Heaven's Shadow, into a feature film at Warner Bros., according to Deadline New York.

David S. Goyer wrote the novel with Michael Cassutt and will also write the screenplay adaptation as well. The first book, film, will be published by Ace Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing, and will be released in July 2011. The other titles in the trilogy - Heaven's War and Heaven's Fall will hit bookstores in the summer of 2012 and 2013.

The story centers around a large object that looks to be headed towards Earth. The widespread panic leads to governments competing with each other to be the first to intercept the object, believed to be a meteor, before anyone else, which then leads to the discovery of an alien race that puts the human race in jeopardy. Here's what David S. Goyer told the site about the Warner Bros. deal:

"It's a perfect project for Warner Bros. and I've obviously enjoyed a long and fruitful working relationship with the studio."

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any more information on David S. Goyer's Heaven's Shadow as soon as we have it.