Market Forces: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. Pictures has succumbed to Market Forces. The studio has picked up the rights to the Robert Morgan book for Basil Iwanyk's Thunder Road to produce and tapped Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi to adapt it.

The book has been described as a sort of dystopian Wall Street, set in a near future where companies and investment firms manipulate third world countries, raise and depose tyrants, and make their money from the spoils of war. Promotions in these companies are settled by road races to the death. The protagonist is a man who rises out of one of the many ghettos via these promotions, achieving a privileged life, which he begins to question.