Penn unlocks 'Equation' for Lionsgate


Sascha Penn will adapt Stuart Gibbs' debut novel "The Last Equation" for Lionsgate.

In the novel, mystery surrounds Pandora, Albert Einstein's last equation. The Pandora equation had the potential to solve the world's energy problems, but it so drastically simplified the process of harnessing atomic energy that it essentially made it possible for anyone to create atomic weaponry. Because of the risks, Einstein either hid or destroyed the equation before his death.

"Equation" takes place in the present day as the government is forced to enlist the help of a fugitive criminal and mathematical genius to find the equation before it falls into the wrong hands.

Lionsgate vp production Jim Miller will oversee the project. Lionsgate has worldwide rights to the manuscript. (partialdiff)