Divergent director Neil Burger decided to pass on helming the sequel, Insurgent, due to the time constraints, but now he’s found an enticing follow-up. According to Deadline, Burger is attached to direct All the Old Knives, a spy thriller based on the upcoming novel by Olen Steinhauer, who also wrote the script. The story takes place in Carmel-by-the-Sea where two ex lovers—one a CIA spy and one an ex-CIA spy—come to dinner to reminiscence. However, the meal has an ulterior motive where one of them comes to discover if a disastrous hijacking was part of a larger conspiracy. “It also becomes clear,” adds Deadline, “that one of the ex-lovers may not survive the meal.” Having recently visited Carmel-by-the-sea, I quite enjoy the notion of contrasting an idyllic setting with a battle of wills between two lovers who are discussing the ramifications of a mission that led to the death of everyone on board the plane.
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