Fast & Furious 6 Director Justin Lin To Helm New Patrick Lee Adaptation
Much like Stephen King,Michael Crichton and John Grisham before him, author Patrick Lee is starting to find a home in Hollywood. His first book, The Breach, which was first published in 2009, is already getting the film treatment courtesy of screenwriter Justin Rhodes and producers David S. Goyer and Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and now Lee's next novel, which doesn't even have a title yet, has gotten the attention of one of the business' biggest action directors.
Justin Lin, best known for directing The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five and the soon-to-arrive Fast & Furious 6, is now attached to helm an adaptation of Patrick Lee's latest, according to Deadline. After a "multiple studio bidding battle," Warner Bros. has won the rights to make the new thriller, which is expected to be the first in a series of books that follow a former special operative named Sam Dryden. The story will follow the protagonist as he protects a mysterious young girl who is being hunted by a government agent. Michael DeLuca, who is best known for films like Moneyball and The Social Network, is attached to produce the film, though the site doesn't mention who will be writing the script.
The book will be the fourth written by Lee, following "The Breach," 2010's "Ghost Country" and 2011's "Deep Sky." There's no mention of when the project could end up going into production, but looking at Lin's schedule it could be some time from now. The director is currently attached to multiple projects, including one about the L.A. Riots, the sci-fi comedy Subdivision, and the thriller Hibernation.
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