Todd Kessler has been hired to write the screenplay based on the Shannon Burke novel, Black Flies for Paramount.

Darren Aronofsky is set to direct and produce the film; The Hollywood Reporter notes the novel follows a young man who becomes an emergency medical technician in Harlem as a temporary stop before he enters medical school. While there, he experiences a range of crises and stressful misadventures while under the eye of a mentor who has been numbed to the point that he makes a wrong decision in a life-or-death situation.

Black Flies has no production schedule as of yet.