Deadline reports that Kate Maberly, an actress who has taken on roles in The Secret Garden and the Finding Neverland, will serve as the director, screenwriter and producer. Doug Liman will also work as a producer.
Here’s more from Variety: “Based on Carrie Ryan’s New York Times best-seller, the story is set ‘sometime in the future,’ in a world where most of the human race has been taken by a bloodthirsty virus that leaves them roaming the planet as cannibals. Mary (Williams) seeks a world beyond the fenced-off village of survivors. The survival of the human race soon becomes dependent upon her success in leading a ragtag group through the dark depths of the Forest of Hands and Teeth.”