Paramount Pictures has hired comicbook author Grant Morrison to write the feature adaptation of the Midway video game franchise, Area 51.

Christine Peters will produce through her CFP Productions, with Penn Station's Dean Georgaris and Michael Aguilar, along with Stan Winston.

The film is set in the U.S. government's most top-secret military facility, storyline revolves around a hazardous materials specialist who is called in to investigate a viral outbreak that could be extra-terrestrial in nature, notes Variety.

No production schedule has been set for Area 51.