Four-time Oscar nominee Ridley Scott is in talks to direct 20th Century Fox’s spy thriller QUEEN & COUNTRY, which is based on the award-winning graphic novel by Greg Rucka, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
Queen & Country follows a British female intelligence agent who is used as bait to lure the mastermind behind a terrorist attack in London out of hiding.
Should a deal make, Scott would also produce alongside Chernin Entertainment. The project has been in development since 2007, when Ellen Page was attached to star in the wake of Juno, and writers such as Ryan Condal, Olivia Milch and John Rogers have penned drafts of the script in the intervening years.
Rucka also took a crack at adapting Queen & Country for the big screen following a 32-issue run between March 2001 and August 2007. Queen & Country: Operation Broken Ground won the 2002 Eisner Award for Best New Series.
Scott is coming off Alien: Covenant and the J. Paul Getty thriller All the Money in the World, which earned last-minute addition Christopher Plummer an Oscar nomination. The legendary filmmaker is developing several different projects, including The Merlin Saga at Disney. He’s represented by WME, and the news was first reported by TheWrap.
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