has attached Ron Howard
to direct “The Parsifal Mosaic
,” an espionage thriller written by author Robert Ludlum
. Ludlum is quite well known for The Bourne series of books which feature the popular spy Jason Bourne
The 1982 book focuses on jockeying between U.S. and Soviet intelligence agents, with American spies Michael Havelock and Jenna Karas, who are partners as well as lovers, at the center of a series of crosses and double crosses. A flashback to a Nazi attack during World War II serves as a linchpin of the story.
The action in Mosaic jumps between countries such as Italy, Greece and the former Czechoslovakia. The novel is regarded as perhaps the most Cold War-centric of Ludlum’s work.
Screenwriter David Self
(Road to Perdition, The Wolfman)
currently writing two separate screenplays for Robocap and Gates of Fire,
has been tasked with scripting out the adaptation while Imagine Entertainment
‘s Brian Grazer
will produce with Captivate Entertainment
partners Jeffrey Weiner
and Ben Smith
Universal is separately developing a fourth “Bourne” installment, “The Sigma Protocol
,” with director Paul Greengrass
. Ludlum is also the author.
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