Christopher McQuarrie is a busy man, as he’s set to shoot Mission: Impossible 5 early next year, and now he’s got another movie in the works, as he’s set to direct Colin Firth in the adaptation Three to Kill, according to Deadline.
The movie is based on Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel, which follows a businessman who is hunted down by a pair of sociopaths after witnessing a murder on the coast of France. The book was previously adapted into a graphic novel by Jacques Tardi, which was nominated for two Eisner Awards.
Howard A. Rodman (Savage Grace, August) is on board to write the screenplay adaptation. Another Jean-Patrick Manchette adaptation, The Gunman, is set for release next year, starring Sean Penn, Idris Elba and Javier Bardem.