While we reported last week that director Stephen Daldry was a candidate to direct The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Daldry has sealed the deal on a new, totally different film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stephen Daldry will direct the big screen adaptation of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

The film is based off the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, a 9-11-themed book that centers on Oskar Schell, an ambitious young nine-year-old who scours New York City in search of a lock that a key his father left him will open. The boy's father died in the 9-11 attacks and Oskar was also said to be an amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player and pacifist at such a young age.

Eric Roth (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) wrote the adaptation of Foer's 2005 book which Daldry will direct from.