Disney has set Max Borenstein, the scribe behind Legendary Pictures’ in-development fantasy The Seventh Son, to write a space-set sci-fi adventure called Paladin.

Secret Machine's Justin Springer is producing the project, which he and Borenstein recently set up.

Despite what is shaping up as a disappointing opening weekend for John Carter, Disney is not shying away from epic or genre material. Paladin’s logline is being kept under the radar, but it is described as a big sci-fi adventure movie. And while much of Disney's development slate is filled with adaptations of existing material — like its Angelina Jolie project Maleficent, based on Sleeping Beauty — this is an original story.

Borenstein is an up-and-coming scribe whose first movie credit could be Seventh Son, the adaptation of Joseph Delaney’s book The Spook’s Apprentice. The movie is preproduction with a cast that includes Jeff Bridges andKit Harington.
Disney Developing Sci-Fi Space Adventure 'Paladin' (Exclusive) - Hollywood Reporter