Warner Bros. Pictures has hired Mark Burton to write the bigscreen adaptation of James Turner's comicbook Rex Libris.

The film is about an everyday guy who becomes part of a secret sect of librarians who battle forces of darkness in chasing down overdue or stolen books. It revolves around head librarian Rex Libris, who must protect the world's knowledge and most dangerous secrets from falling into the wrong hands, such as when a squad of goons storm the library and tamper with the Dewey Decimal System by removing a certain card from the catalog. The library's walls collapse and a secret stack of books is revealed.

Variety adds in their global exploits, Rex and the other librarians are aided by an ancient god living beneath the library. They're also armed with an impressive array of high-tech weapons, not to mention their intellects.