According to Variety, Fortress Entertainment has optioned bestselling author Max Barry's novel Syrup, which he'll adapt for the bigscreen.

The satirical book tells the story of Scat, a twentysomething slacker who gets a million-dollar idea for a new soda. But first he has to deal with a street-smart, minimini skirt-wearing corporate assassin, who may be the love of Scat's life or just ripping off his idea off.