According to Variety, Doug Liman will direct Jumper, an adaptation of the Steven Gold novel that Arnon Milchan's New Regency is fully financing. The company is planning a three-picture adventure trilogy about a teenager who discovers he can teleport from one place to another.
Fight Club scribe Jim Uhls will rewrite a script by David Goyer; production will begin in spring.
The 17-year-old protag first learns that he can "jump" when he escapes his abusive father.
The pic will be produced by Lucas Foster and Simon Kinberg, the producer and writer of the Liman-directed "Mr. & Mrs. Smith."