Director-producer Michael Bay will put on his producing hat once more for a new film project based off an upcoming novel. Variety is reporting that Paramount has optioned the upcoming novel Gideon's Sword for Bay to produce through his Bay Films production company.

The novel was written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child and was said to be the first novel in the new "Gideon's Crew" book franchise. The storyline for the novel is being kept under wraps but the novel will be published by Grand Central Publishing next February.

No production schedule was given for the film.