Only a couple of day ago Marc Webb confirmed that he had signed on to helm the third Amazing Spider-man movie, but it appears he’s looking beyond the world of superheroes, as Deadline reports he’s attacked to direct Cold Comfort, based on the upcoming book How to Catch a Russian Spy, which 20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to.
The non-fiction book is about an American civilian who became a self-taught spy and helped bring down a Russian agent operating on American soil. The book was co-written by journalist Ellis Henican alongside this real-life civilian-turned-spy, who will reveal his true identity upon the book’s publication, although it isn’t known when it will be released.
Several studios and directors were vying for the rights, especially as it’s seen as being a great project to base around a comedy actor such as Jonah Hill. No screenwriter is currently attached. As Marc Webb has got Spider-man 2 set for this Spring and the third film already planned for Summer 2016, it’s not certain when he’ll fit in Cold Comfort.