Borenstein, who just turned in his script for Art of the Steal for Warner Bros and producers Kevin McCormick and Zac Efron, is well acquainted with Legendary after working on the company’s Jimi Hendrix biopic, which is currently in development.
He also rewrote the supernatural fantasy The Seventh Son, based on the Joseph Delaney YA book, which is due to go into production starring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes.
The creature-feature remake that centers on the giant city-destroying lizard will also be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters).
Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing along with Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Brian Rogers and Warner Bros. will distribute.
David Goyer (The Dark Knight) also previously worked on the script.