Warner Bros., in association with Graham King's Initial Entertainment Group, has bought the rights to the British werewolf novel Benighted from Kit Whitfield.

According to Variety, Andrew Adamson is in talks to write as well as direct the film; the book has core themes of racism and alienation wrapped in a drama with vast visual effects possibilities. The story of Benighted is an alternate reality tale in which 90% of the population is a werewolf; everyone else must keep the peace during the full moon.

The book, being published state-side by Random House, will land in the US this fall. No word on a production schedule for Benighted.