CBS Films has acquired rights to A G Riddle’s bestselling ebook Atlantis trilogy.

The series centres on a scientist who teams up with a counter-terrorism operative to stop a global pandemic.

In the process they attempt to solve the origins of humanity.

Riddle self-published The Atlantis Gene in 2013. The third book, The Atlantis World, came out in May.

Creative executive Winnie Kemp oversees the project for CBS Films.