British filmmaker Danny Boyle, director of the upcoming sci-fi thriller “Sunshine,” will scale “Ponte Tower” for his next project.
The project centers on a real-life skyscraper in Johannesburg, South Africa, which began its life as a glam address before descending into a gang-infested ghetto tower.
The script is being developed from a book by German writer Norman Ohler titled “Ponte City,” which details the story of a young woman who moves into the tower and falls under the spell of a charismatic and dangerous drug baron.
Other book-based efforts for Boyle include “Trainspotting” and “The Beach”
“Sunshine” will be released April 5 in the U.K. and Ireland via Fox Searchlight.