It's been a quarter-century since the last Frederick Forsyth novel was turned into a film--"The Fourth Protocol" all the way back in 1987.
But momentum is building to turn his latest book, "The Kill List," into a movie.
Lem Dobbs, the veteran screenwriter behind internationally minded thrillers such as "The Limey," has been hired to write the script for the new film, according to two people close to the production who asked not to be identified because the project is still coming together.
Dobbs will be writing that screenplay for "Snow White and the Hunstman" helmer Rupert Sanders, who came on board to direct the project this summer. The film will be produced by
The British-born Dobbs has had a long and fruitful career in Hollywood. In addition to "Limey" and sci-fi noir "Dark City," he has recently written the martial-arts spy tale
Forsythe, meanwhile, has had a number of books turned into movies, most notably the 1973 hit "The Day of the Jackal," about the shadowy terrorist Carlos and his plan to assassinate Charles de Gaulle.
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