Sanderson is a prolific fantasy author, boasting any number of his own series, and the completion of The Wheel Of Time following the death of Robert Jordan. Steelheart was published in 2013, and sets up a society in which super beings are the bad guys.
These Epics received their superpowers in a freak natural event, but decided to use them to rule and enslave, creating a world where there are only supervillains and no superheroes. Resistance comes in the form of the Reckoners – ordinary humans dedicated to finding the Epics weaknesses and assassinating them. Our protagonist is David, who wants to join the Reckoners due to a personal grudge against the Epics' powerful ruler – the titular Steelheart himself.
Daria Cerek will join Levy in overseeing the project for 20th Century Fox, along with Will Rack of production company 21 Laps (Story Of Your Life). With the writing only just begun, there is no start date yet, but if Steelheart becomes a success, there are already more places for sequels to go – part two, Firefight, was published this year. Both instalments are available in the UK from Gollancz.