A new debut novel equals a new adaptation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate has tapped Sacha Penn to adapt Stuart Gibbs' debut novel, The Last Equation.

The novel centers on Pandora, Albert Einstein's last equation, which could have possibly solved the world's energy problems. However, due to the simplicity of the equation and the ability to harness atomic energy, enabling practically anyone to create an atomic weapon, Einstein either hid or destroyed the equation before he died. The novel takes place in the present day with the government enlisting the help of a criminal/math genius to find the equation before criminal elements get a hold of it.

Penn's film The Ditch is currently in development at Warner Bros.

No production schedule has been released for The Last Equation.

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