Paramount won the rights earlier this year to what is considered one of the best science fiction novels, The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester, and now has gotten development under way by giving the pen to David DiGilio (Warrior).
DiGilio had also been tied to Disney’s Tron: Legacy sequel at one point, until that project got shelved earlier this year.
The novel (better known in the UK as “Tiger! Tiger!”) deals with a lot of science fiction elements as it tells the story of Gulliver “Gully” Foyle, a man who is marooned is space for six months as the sole survivor of a merchant spaceship and becomes consumed with rage when a passing ship ignores his signals. He manages to repair the ship but is then captured and tatooed with a tiger mask on his face. He later escapes and has the tatoos removed – but it is only partially successful, with the scars appearing when he becomes enraged. He then embarks on a quest for revenge for those who left him to die.