Kick Ass & Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn is teeing up a new movie, as THR reports that he’s set to direct and produce an adaptation of Terry Hayes’ novel I Am Pilgrim.
MGM is backing the movie, with Hayes writing the script himself (he’s a former screenwriter himself, having penned two of the Mad Max movies, mong others), the novel ‘follows “Pilgrim,” code name for a man who doesn’t exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for U.S. intelligence. Now in anonymous retirement, he is called upon to lend his expertise to an unusual investigation but ultimately becomes caught in a terrifying race against time to save America from a cunning terrorist’.
It seems MGM is hoping this can be the start of a major franchise (Hayes is already working on the second novel in the series), and believes Vaughn is the man to deliver it.