Twentieth Century Fox has picked up the rights to Dark Horse’s Mind MGMT.
The studio purchased the movie rights for Ridley Scott to produce, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The book centers on a government agency consisting of psychic spies and their greatest asset, Henry Lime. After he suffers a breakdown and loses control of his abilities, causing the populace of a town to kill one another, he goes on the run. Several years later, a true-crime author named Meru, who was part of a flight where everyone mysteriously developed amnesia, is saved by Lime and begins to investigate the agency, uncovering her own secret connection to it.
A search for a writer to adapt is under way.