Summit Entertainment has acquired the U.S. distribution rights for the feature adaptation of the James Patterson novel I, Alex Cross. Tyler Perry stars as the titular detective, following in the footsteps of Morgan Freeman, who played Alex Cross in 1997’s Kiss the Girls and 2001’s Along Came a Spider. In I, Alex Cross, the detective vows to catch the serial killer who murdered a beloved relative, which leads him to one of the “wildest scenes” in Washington D.C. While there, Cross uncovers “a revelation that could rock the entire world.” Matthew Fox (Lost) will play the serial killer Michael Sullivan.
Patterson co-wrote the first draft of the script with Kerry Williamson. Marc Moss, the screenwriter behind Along Came a Spider, is working rewrite of I, Alex Cross. Rob Cohen (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) will direct. Variety reports that Summit plans to shoot later this year, but have not yet scheduled a release date. Hit the jump for a synopsis of the novel.
You can’t run
Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington’s wildest scenes. And she was not this killer’s only victim.
You can’t hide
The hunt for her murderer leads Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, to a place where every fantasy is possible, if you have the credentials to get in. Alex and Bree are soon facing down some very important, very protected, very dangerous people in levels of society where only one thing is certain–they will do anything to keep their secrets safe.
Alex Cross is your only hope to stay alive
As Alex closes in on the killer, he discovers evidence that points to the unimaginable–a revelation that could rock the entire world. [Amazon]