Brian Kirk, who was previously one of the candidates considered to direct Marvel’s Thor 2, looks to be adding another feature to his “to-do” list. Deadline reports that Kirk is in talks to direct an adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s thriller novel The Osterman Weekend. Red director Robert Schwentke was previously attached to the project, but it appears that’s not the case anymore. The book centers on John Tanner, a hardworking attorney and loving husband who is told that the friends who have invited him to a weekend in the country aren’t who he thinks they are. What follows is a journey filled with doubt and paranoia as Tanner fights to stay alive and figure out who’s out to get him. Ludlum is, of course, the author behind the Jason Bourne series so we can safely expect a good deal of espionage/ass-kicking.
Kirk’s credits include Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, and he recently signed on to direct the Guillermo del Toro-produced Midnight Delivery. He’s also developing a project called Paper Wings as a potential Tom Cruise vehicle. Hit the jump to read a synopsis for The Osterman Weekend.
Here’s a synopsis for The Osterman Weekend:
In Zurich. . .in Moscow. . .in Washington. The machinery was already set in motion, while in a quiet suburb an odd assortment of men and women gathered for a momentous weekend. At stake was the very existence of the United States of America. . .and the future of the entire free world. [Amazon]