Chris Weitz is the director who brought us such films as About A Boy, The Golden Compass, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and one of my 2011 favorites, A Better Life.
Heat Vision said Weitz has a novel, THE YOUNG WORLD and WB wil get to develop the adaptation as a potential post apocalyptic trilogy.
Weitz will get to produce, script and direct the first installment
The Young World is the gripping first installment of a trilogy set in the not-so-distant future in a post-apocalyptic New York City following the catastrophic destruction of the world as we know it. An unknown trauma has left every child and adult on earth dead, but, for unknown reasons, teenagers are spared. Anyone between the onset of puberty and the age of twenty-one are in a world with no authority figures. And while that world would normally be a teenager’s fantasy, this world has no heat, running water, television, videogames, phones, or Internet. Teenagers are the heirs to a world brought back to the Stone Age, and now they must learn to master it in order to survive.