Former British politician Jeffrey Archer often is the new Robert Ludlum if producer Frank Marshall has his way: he’s developing a film version of Archer’s novel AN ISSUE Of Honour.
The tale was written in 1986 but set TWENTY YEARS earlier, and it follows Adam Scott, a person who goes at the run from the KGB and the CIA after receiving a Pandora’s Box of a letter from his military father.
Scott appears in a follow-up novel, Honour Among Thieves, that’s also expected to be delivered to the large screen.
Marshall, who has produced the Bourne and Indiana Jones movies, said the next via a press release: “Jeffrey Archer is a master storyteller whose suspenseful plots and compelling characters have the opportunity of a multi-feature film franchise with both domestic and international appeal.”
Canadian private equity firm New Franchise Media snapped up the rights to this and nine more Archer thrillers last year, which appears like a move with franchise potential.
Archer has written a limiteless collection of books over time (both fiction and non-fiction), but he’s still possibly best known on these shores for his time spent as a politician, and the scandal that saw him finally end up in jail in 2001.