Akiva Goldsman Heeds “The Janson Directive”



has signed on to pen the script for . 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



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  1. So they have a very intelligent thriller by a masterful author with an Oscar winning writer to script it. But all that smartness is worthless if Dwayne Johnson stars in this. This needs a cerebral hero a thinking man kind of hero who does not have any super-physicality to him at all but has the brains to figure out the mystery. That ain’t Dwayne.

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