David Goyer (Blade: movies and series, The Invisible, Super Max) will direct Magneto, the X-Men spin-off in early development at Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Studios.
The story focuses on a young Magneo as he comes to grips with his mutant ability to manipulate metal objects as he and his parents try to survive in Auschwitz. Magneto meets Professor Xavier when the latter is a soldier liberating the concentration camp.
Magneto hones his powers by hunting down and killing Nazi war criminals who tortured him, and his lust for vengeance turns Xavier and Magneto into enemies.
Ian McKellan is rumored to appear as the older Magneto narrating the story.