McG is in negotiations to make a big screen version of the Broadway rock musical Spring Awakening, developing it with original book and lyrics writer Steven Sater, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

McG is attached to direct and would act as a producer.

The project is not yet set up at a studio, though McG's Wonderland Sound and Vision has a first-look deal with Warner Bros. McG may opt not to go the studio route in order to make a more intimate, or indeed an edgier, movie version.

Set in 19th-century Germany, the coming-of-age story follows a group of teens discovering their sexuality and dealing with high-wire topics like masturbation, abortion, rape and suicide.

No production date has been set.