Rpin Suwannath will make his directorial debut in Walden Media's adaptation of John Christopher novel The Lotus Caves, according to Variety.

The sci-fi thriller is set in the year 2068, with humans living on the moon in vast colonies of airtight bubbles. Two teens break out and embark on a quest to find magical, legendary caves.

Suwannath began his career interning at George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic, working on visual effects for Batman Forever. Suwannath incorporated his pre-visualization techniques, now an industry standard, in the Chronicles of Narnia and X-Men films, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Smith and the Matrix sequels.