by: Sammy Mink
Akiva Goldsman has signed on to pen the script for THE JANSON DIRECTIVE. The Universal thriller follows the best security consultant in the world who is enlisted to rescue a billionaire being held hostage by a dangerous organization, only to see him assassinated during the escape, and himself blamed for the killing. Attempting to clear his name while being hunted down by his own protégé, he discovers the existence of an unimaginable black-ops program, well on its way to altering the global balance of power. Dwayne Johnson has been cast in the adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s novel.
Goldsman is well versed at adapting books for the big screen, having penned the scripts for John Grisham’s “The Client” and “A Time to Kill,” as well as “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Da Vinci Code,” and “Angels & Demons.” He is currently adapting “Insurgent,” the second part of the “Divergent” series and will write the scripts for Ron Howard’s “The Dark Tower.”
Goldsman is repped by WME.