EXCLUSIVE: Twentieth Century Fox has pre-emptively acquired The Prince’s Guard, an u pcoming novel by screenwriter John Kamps. Shawn Levy and Dan Levine will produce through 21 Laps. The book is the first novel by Kamps, whose screenplay credits include the Jon Favreau-directed Zathura and David Koepp-helmed Ghost Town and Premium Rush. It’s the first of a planned novel trilogy, and the book is in the process of being set with a publisher. Kamps also has been set to write the script.

Vanessa Morrison and Nate Hopper will oversee the hybrid project for the studio. Michael Siegel & Associates brokered the deal with attorney John LaViolette of Bloom Hergott. 21 Laps has the Jennifer Yuh Nelson-directed The Darkest Minds and wrapped Season 2 of Netflix’s Stranger Things.