The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass has signed on to take charge of the latest adaptation of George Orwell's 1984.

James Graham, who wrote the book for the upcoming Finding Neverland stage musical, will take on writing duties. No cast details have been announced.

Orwell's classic dystopian tale follows the fortunes of Winston Smith as he dreams of sparking a rebellion against the omnipresent Big Brother.

John Hurt portrayed Smith in Michael Radford's 1984 adaptation of the film.